The ever mysterious machinations of North Korean leaders at times come across as simply a desire to keep the world confused concerning exactly what is going on up north. The Japanese newspaper, Sankei Shimbun reveals North Korea will launch a satellite into orbit with the assistance of a team of experts from Iran. American and South Korean Intelligence sources believe the North Koreans are going to launch a middle range ballistic missile. It is assumed the missile will be a veiled warning to the United Nations and anyone else that North Korean will not accept sanctions and intends to do as it pleases.
The presence of Iranian missile experts is only bound to increase tension both in the Middle East and in Asia. At some point, the world has to engage Iran in meaningful dialogue concerning the need to reduce missiles and nuclear development. All too often these days the road to peace lies through Tehran.