Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz
With its latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch in the early hours of Wednesday, North Korea announced its arrival as a global nuclear threat. The Hwasong-15 missile rose 2,800 miles at the highest altitude ever recorded for a North Korean missile before landing in the Sea of Japan.
If the missile had been thrown to a lower trajectory, it could have hit Washington, DC, or, in fact, any part of the continental United States, according to CNN. Defense Secretary James Mattis admitted that the test showed that Kim Jong Un now has the ability to hit "basically around the world."
There has been a lot of debate about how the US UU They must handle the threat. But Alan Dershowitz, the iconic constitutional law researcher and political badyst, is already thinking how Washington's actions will now affect another potentially dangerous nuclear power 10 years later.
"I think this is not about North Korea at all." Dershowitz said during this week's episode of "One on One with Alan Dershowitz" from ILTV. "I think it's all about Iran, and it's about how to make sure that, in 10 years from now, we do not face this crisis with Iran."
"Iran already has the ability to deliver nuclear weapons, and once to end the agreement with Iran, as it will in eight years or so, will be allowed to centrifuge enough to create a nuclear arsenal capable of reaching the entire world, and certainly able to reach the US allies in the Middle East and beyond. Europe. "
Dershowitz said that the United States can not afford to fail with Iran in the same way that it has failed with North Korea, and sees Iran as the most dangerous threat because of its ambitions. 19659004] "The big difference is that North Korea is not hegemonic in its interests," the scholar explained, "It simply wants to survive." It is creating a nuclear arsenal to prevent it from being destroyed and the regime overthrown, while Iran has hegemonic interests , who have already manifested from Lebanon to Syria parts of Iraq, and clearly, have their eyes set on the Gulf states. and the Sunni Arab world. And then, whatever we do with North Korea must be done with an eye on Iran. The goal should be to make sure that Iran never becomes North Korea. "
" One on One with Alan Dershowitz "can be seen on WND TV, along with a variety of other ILTV programs focused on the Middle East and Israel.  Watch Dershowitz talk about North Korea, Iran and other topics in this week's episode: