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Axis. What Axis?

North Korea’s People’s Assembly Speaker in Tehran.  According to the Fars News Agency:

For his part, Speaker of North Korean People’s Assembly Choe Thae Bok noted the resistance of the Iranian nation and government against the plots of world imperialism and the US, and assured that the Iranian people, under the thoughtful leadership of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, will achieve progress and welfare in the various areas. The official also pointed to the significance of the development of his country’s ties with Iran, and stressed that North Korea spares no efforts to develop and expand relations and cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations, and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly.