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Iran Predicts Great Losses with North Korea
Iran predicted today that the USA would suffer "great losses" when confronting North Korea and fully became an ally of them. While this is no surprise, it does raise some concern. Iran and the USA are in nuclear enrichment discussions, yes, it is all futile at this point, but the US has no other option other than to attack Iran. Iran has flatly refused all of the US demands that Iran does regarding nuclear weapons and enrichment.
Iran told the world that, "The time for Washington’s bullying and extortion is long past.” The concern is the possibility of a "axis of evil duo". Both Iran and NK have agreements to exchange information regarding many things, let alone nuclear technology and missiles. It is not far to reason that the recent ratcheting up of hostile talk and action by NK could be also connected to some kind of Iranian action, should a skirmish occur.
The scenarios are all bad.
Not a doomsday bad, but cause major problems in the regions where the countries are. The worse case is that Iran does coordinate with NK in terrorist or military action. The Persian Gulf is such an easy place to screw the Western economies with 80% of the world's oil being moved through the narrow Straits of Hormuz. It would real mayhem if an oil tanker was seized or attacked, closing down the straits. Nothing more is needed. How about a terrorist attack upon some oil refineries around the Gulf? Or, Hamas in Gaza launching its missiles again and get Hezbollah in Lebanon to cross into Israel? North Korea could attack nearby islands as they did in 2010, except worse.
If Iran has any weight with the al-Nusra group in Syria, they, too, could cause problems because they are controlling the Golan and near the Jordanian-Israeli border.
Of course, the worst is if NK manages to use a dirty atomic bomb somehow in the Seoul area, or other South Korea area while Iran does any of the previous mentioned items. Yes, the US would react, but how? Then, escalation might occur. Meanwhile, what would China do?
As I said, maybe Iran was hinting around with its comments. Maybe NK and Iran are planning some sort of low scale attack in diverse parts of the world to confront America. Stranger things have happened.