In news that should come as a surprise to nobody, North Korea is assisting Iran in its nuclear weapons program. Having developed its own program indigenously, Pyongyang is stepping up its efforts to induce nuclear proliferation, fulfilling the worst fears of many that Kim Jong-Il's vile regime would seek to change the store banner from Missiles R Us to Nukes R Us.
Reportedly the North Koreans are looking to share all the information they have from last year's nuclear test with the Iranians, which will doubtlessly speed up the process in Tehran. This news comes hot on the heels of Iran turfing almost forty IAEA inspectors from the country in yet another demonstration of their cooperation with the world to develop a peaceful energy program. So audacious was Tehran's action that even France was forced to express concern. Kicking out international monitors and collaborating with North Korea is a sure-fire way to win the confidence of the rest of the world as to their intentions. Unfortunately for Iran, and fortunately for the rest of the world, it's heightening the confidence that their intentions are to go nuclear and conduct a test of their own, which will hopefully spur some real action to be taken to isolate Iran and get a collective response that unequivocally states that insane tyrannies should not be in possession of the world's most dangerous weapons.