British officials fear that North Korea’s sudden advancement in developing nuclear weapons may come because of a secret support from Iran, The Telegraph reports. The Foreign Office launched an investigation whether the “current and former nuclear states” helped Kim Jong-un in his pursuit to develop nuclear warheads on missiles.
Senior Whitehall sources told The Sunday Telegraph that it is slightly unbelievable that North Korean scientists managed to achieve such technological advances. Iran is heading the list of countries suspected of assisting North Korea in any form, while Russia is also in the spotlight. Officials fear that outside influences have provided North Korea with the equipment or expertise that has moved them closer to becoming a nuclear nation.
“North Korean scientists are people of some ability, but clearly they’re not doing it entirely in a vacuum,” a Government official said.