Of aan Syrië, of aan Iran, of aan Hezbollah of wie ook maar anti-Amerikaans is en ervoor wil betalen. Volgens sommige berichten waren in de nucleaire reactor in Syrië die Israel in september 2007 bombardeerde, op dat moment Noord-Koreanen aan het werk.
De Noordkoreaanse bom is een voorbeeld van hoe beperkt de kans op succes is van eindeloze onderhandelingen en dialoog. Hopelijk heeft men met Iran minder geduld. En hopelijk komt ook China nu eindelijk tot andere gedachten en houdt het sancties tegen beide landen niet meer eindeloos tegen.
May 27 2009 By Bob Roberts
NORTH Korea is ready to sell nuclear bombs to al-Qaeda, experts warned yesterday.
As the crisis over the rogue regime's nuclear bomb explosion deepened, former diplomats said there was a clear and present danger from the Pyongyang government.
Graham Allison, former US defence minister under Bill Clinton, said the international community regularly underestimated North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's willingness to do the unexpected.
Sanctions Allinson, now an expert on international affairs at Harvard University, said: "Could this guy believe he could sell a nuclear bomb to Osama bin Laden? Why not?"
The warning came as North Korea said it was ready for war over the threat of sanctions from the United Nations.
In a statement on the official news agency KCNA, the rogue regime said America was pursuing a "hostile policy", adding: "Our army and people are fully ready for battle against any reckless US attempt for a pre-emptive attack."
South Korea said it would join US attempts to intercept North Korean ships which could be carrying nuclear weapons.
North Korea said it would regard the move as an act of war. And it also fired two more test missiles to prove its readiness for conflict.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon - a South Korean - said he was "most deeply disturbed" by the move.
Yesterday, UN diplomats began work on a resolution to punish North Korea for its underground nuclear test.
Diplomats said they were seeking "tough measures", including further sanctions.
In an emergency session of the UN Security Council, countries condemned the latest test.
The US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said: "The US thinks that this is a grave violation of international law and a threat to regional and international peace and security."
Blockade The UN will now have to decide how tough the sanctions will be.
A blockade could spark military clashes in south east Asia and lead to a fullscale war. But failure to take action could encourage other states like Iran and Syria to develop nuclear weapons.
Monday's nuclear bomb test came after North Korea walked away from long-runnindisarmament talks.
The country agreed in 2007 to abandon its nuclear ambitions in return for aid and diplomatic concessions.
But it accused the US, South Korea, Japan, China and Russia of failing to meet agreed obligations.