A new security assessment prepared by the Pentagon suggests Iran could have nuclear weapons capable of hitting the United States by 2015. James Miller, a senior Pentagon official, warned a congressional committee that “both Iran and North Korea present a significant regional missile threat” and that “the ballistic missile threat today is increasing both quantitatively and qualitatively.” Iran and North Korea are known to have collaborated on missile development, a fact that was reinforced Tuesday with the the announcement of a visit to Tehran by Kim Yong-nam, the head of the North Korean parliament.
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