Why would North Korea and Iran work together on nuclear weapons and delivery systems? It’s something your mother told you, two heads are better than one. In this case, intellectual and scientific diversity appear to have yielded (so to speak) an Adam Smith-hypothesized specialization of labor where the strengths of each are used to further their shared cause.
While the most recent North Korean “space launch” didn’t stage correctly, Iran has been having more success. Is it possible that Iran, who has been getting a nuclear leg up from North Korea, is onto something?
"What previously had been a one way flow of North Korean missile technology to Iran is now going two ways," said nonproliferation expert Mark Fitzpatrick, who authored the [International Institute for Strategic Studies] report.
While North Korea can already be considered nuclear, they’re still starving. What will a nuclear Iran bring other than closer to their aspirations to be the region’s dominating nation?