President Obama said today that the world must stand up to North Korea after it conducted an underground nuclear test. But what exactly does that mean?
North Korea has toiled under sanctions and was previously pressured to abandon its nuclear weapons program. Not only did Pyongyang agree, but it supposedly blew up its facility that was developing nuclear weapons.
Obviously, North Korea's word is not its bond. And the same is likely true about Iran.
North Korea and Iran are joined at the hip when it comes to development of nuclear weapons. President Obama still wants to put international pressure on Iran to not build the bomb. But Iran's word is about as good as is North Korea.
North Korea's test today is a wake up call when it comes to Iran. Like Hamas, which agrees to cease fires with Israel to give itself opportunity to re-arm, the word of tyrants like the ones who control North Korea and Iran cannot be believed.
So how will the world now stand up to, not just North Korea, but Iran as well?