February 23, 2020

Iran deal leaves N. Korea alone in rogue states club
Pyongyang remains obstinate even as deals with Tehran, Havana show way forward
North Korea’s rejection of an Iran-style nuclear deal, as conveyed by a Foreign Ministry spokesman on July 21, came as no surprise. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is different from Iran, he said, and its nuclear weapons program “is not up for bargain.”The differences are indeed vast. Whereas Iran’s official policy is to reject nuclear weapons as haram (forbidden),