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23 February, 2017

US war rhetoric pushing Iran, Russia, and North Korea closer together

As the Trump administration continues to prove it is on a warpath with Middle Eastern adversary Iran, the country is looking to strengthen ties with America’s alleged enemies.

As reported by the Associated Press, officials from both Iran and North Korea have said they want to strengthen relations.

We have always been after stability of relations with North Korea,” Parliament speaker Ali Larijani was quoted as saying by ICANA.ir, the Iranian Parliament’s news agency.

Larijiani was said to be addressing Choe Thae-bok, visiting chairman of North Korea’s Supreme People’s Assembly. “North Korea is seeking improved relations with Iran,” Thae-bok responded.

Both countries are reportedly seeking better economic relations and are said to have complained about “interventions in independent countries” by the United States.

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On one hand, this alliance would appear to present a grave danger to the United States, at least according to anti-Iranian and anti-North Korean narratives perpetuated by American politicians and the mainstream media. In reality, a potential North Korean-Iranian alliance, on its own, should actually be quite laughable to hawks within the U.S. military establishment, especially considering the vast military might the United States and its NATO allies possess.

As such, Larijiani is also said to be seeking even greater ties with Russia, as reported by Russia’s state-owned Sputnik news agency. Iranian state-owned Press TV also reported that Larijiani hinted at the possibility of Russia and Iran forming a “strategic alliance” in the region.

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