An expert on the Middle East said that the rogue states’ history of working with Iran means the risk of nuclear co-operation is real. It comes just after North Korea claimed to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, reawakening fears over its nuclear arsenal. Warnings about the two nations – both determined to end Western world leadership – were made by Middle East analyst Dr Theodore Karasik.

Dr Karasik described the history of collaboration between the rogue states in an article for the Saudi-backed Al Arabiya News network. He said: “Iran’s ballistic and cruise missiles are a danger to the region and beyond, and Pyongyang is in our minds constantly, even in the hotbed of the Middle East.” The expert argued that unhinged dictator Kim Jong-Un could be using chaos in the Middle East as a distraction to make quietly make huge advancements with his own nuclear agenda. FULL REPORT