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Could Iran be behind North Korea's nuclear, missile advances?

Some suspect Russia's tacit support for Tehran-Pyongyang cooperation

TSUYOSHI NAGASAWA and TAKAYUKI TANAKA, Nikkei staff writers | North Korea

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW -- There is growing speculation that Iran could be providing funds to North Korea and enabling the rogue nation to continue nuclear and missile development, despite a slew of heavy international economic sanctions.

"Iran just test-fired a ballistic missile capable of reaching Israel. They are also working with North Korea," U.S. President Donald Trump claimed in a message posted on Twitter Saturday.

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