UN says Iran is following N. Korea's path to nuclear weapons (Second Coming Watch Update #309)

Released: February 18, 2013 By: Daniel Whyte III

1. According to The Telegraph, just days after North Korea carried out its third nuclear test, Ban Ki-Moon said Iran was on the same path towards the covert development of a nuclear weapon. The United Nations secretary general said Iran is using the same methods as North Korea to develop its nuclear capabilities, requiring "firm, decisive and effective" action by the Security Council. Iran has defied six UN resolutions and continues to enrich uranium, a highly sensitive process that could be used to make the fissile core of a nuclear weapon.

2. According to The Associated Press, the leader of Hezbollah has refused to comment on a Bulgarian report that said members of the Lebanese militant group carried out an attack that killed five Israeli tourists in the European nation. Sheik Has-san Nas-ral-lah says the "issue is being followed calmly and carefully." Speaking to hundreds of supporters via video link, Nas-ral-lah warned Israel not to attack Lebanon, saying Hezbollah's response will be harsh.

3. According to Reuters, North Korea has told its key ally, China, that it is prepared to stage one or even two more nuclear tests this year in an effort to force the United States into diplomatic talks. Further tests could also be accompanied this year by another rocket launch...

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