North Korea WARNING: Kim Jong-un could spark World War 3 by selling arms to THIS country
NORTH KOREAN ships should be inspected by the United States to stop the rogue state selling missiles to Iran, an expert has claimed.
North Korea sell missiles to Iran and should be stopped by the United States an East Asia expert has said.
The accusation comes as North Korea has refused to shut down its nuclear programme, sparking World War 3 fears.
North Korea has entered talks with South Korea and during discussions, the country’s decided that they will march together at the Winter Olympics.
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Gordon Chang, the author of ‘Nuclear Showdown’ warned about Kim Jong-un’s relationship with Iran.
He said: “One thing that the US should do is interject North Korean shipping on the high seas to make sure that they do not sell weapons.
“They sell missiles to Iran, we have allowed this trade to continue. That is an American fault so I think that the United States should exercise all the authority that it has.
“Indeed, although the UN does not allow the US to stop ships on the high seas, we do not really care about that because the North Koreans, on a number of occasions have renounced the Korean war armistice.
“So there is no longer an agreement to use force. Because there is no agreement not to use force, we can sink North Korean ships.
“I’m not saying that we should do that, but I am saying that we should inspect them to make sure that North Korea is not selling weapons and the sale of weapons is in violations of UN sanctions.
“The UN security council won’t enforce its own rules, the United States must do so.”
Mr Chang has previously warned earlier this month that if the United States strikes North Korea, four states, including Iran could combine to spark World War 3.
He said: “If we strike North Korea first, you can see China cause trouble in the South China Sea. You can see Russia go after the Baltics. The Iranians will do something.
“We could see Asia being embroiled on both sides. It’s close to a world war. This thing could spread very fast and that’s the real danger here.
“This can spread to the US homeland because the Chinese and the Russians could actually get into a nuclear exchange with the United States. I’m not saying it’s going to happen but I’m saying that’s a possibility.”
The comments come over fears that Pyongyang is using the talks with South Korea to drive a wedge between the country and the United States.
Pyongyang and Seoul agreed to march under a ‘unity flag’ at the Games, to be held in Pyeongchang County.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said that more effort should be done to bring the United States to the negotiating table with North Korea.
Earlier this month President Donald Trump said that he was open to holding talks with North Korea at the “appropriate time” and under the right “circumstances”.
Despite the recent diplomatic talks between the countries pm the peninsula, Secretary Tillerson said the threat of a war with North Korea is now growing.
He said: “With respect to whether Americans should be concerned about a war with North Korea, I think we all need to be very sober and clear-eyed about the current situation. We have to recognise that the threat is growing.”
Towards the end of last year, tensions between President Trump and Kim Jong-un reached boiling point as both leaders gloated about the “size” of the “nuclear buttons” on their desks.