Author explores idea of Iran, North Korea working together
Joel Rosenberg speaks out on 'ANHQ'
- Duration 3:41
- Date Mar 10, 2013
Joel Rosenberg speaks out on 'ANHQ'
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How serious is the threat of a nuclear attack on the US from North Korea with that country threatening to turn Washington into a quote sea of flames.
The UN has slapped new sanctions on North Korea again but is that enough.
And how real is the connection between Iran and North Korea.
Best selling author Joel Rosenberg is out -- brand new book Damascus countdown.
That looks at some of the frightening possibilities he joins us live -- always great to see you could see you as well congratulations on the new book it is truly one of -- page Turner's cannot put it down kind of books as I think it.
All of your books -- and you write fiction and nonfiction this -- happens to be fiction but so close to reality.
And a lot of the work that you do is based on current events what do you make of what's happening with North Korea right now.
Well I'm concern and that's because I wrote.
Over this whole series is the last -- that and a trilogy.
That Iran seems to be buying nuclear technology.
From North Korea we know they're buying ballistic missile technology.
What with particularly disturbing was the news a few weeks ago that Iran's chief nuclear scientist with -- the launch.
Are a threat to test there were north -- third nuclear weapons test which seems to be a smaller weapon.
With the larger yield to it -- to working together and in the novel there working together and it and it -- actually -- an arsenal.
Is that what's really happening I think it's a little unclear but it seems to be moving in that direction that's what's the problem.
And there is united concern across the international community about both of these in different nations having this kind of technology and again we hear another round of sanctions.
And -- disapproval.
AF an international community does that work with either of these nations will just spent a tone shift.
Would the Obama administration this week.
I had general -- that cent com commander saying before congress sanctions are not working.
Diplomacy is not working.
We need quote other options and this was -- backed up by secretary Kerry.
Speaking to ABC news in not in the gulf.
Where he said that the window -- closing time it seems to be running out Iran's getting closer to the bomb and then Vice President Biden.
At the APEC meeting said the window's closing now.
Is a policy shift coming and I can't say it's too early but isn't the first time they seem to say that their strategy.
Is not working and of course the presidents preparing to head to Israel later next week so.
Is he going to reset US Israel relations as we get closer -- -- possible.
Showdown with north start with a with Iran.
Or is he going to pressure Israel don't take a strike.
I don't know that yet but -- -- -- this out soon because.
I'm Netanyahu says the Red Line is approaching and Iran may have the bomb -- and with a North -- connection they may be closer than we even realize.
OK so with the language that -- set and entitlement that we've heard about the window closing in from Netanyahu though the Red Line.
What happens -- we get the Red Line or the window closing what's next well one question is will the president go and privately states of prime minister Netanyahu and his new government which seems to.
Be pulling together in the next day or two.
We will back you we will give you the green light the United States is not -- take this action against Iran but we will back you if you feel like you have to do.
That's an -- question.
They're not signaling that they're going to do that.
But by saying that sanctions and diplomacy are not working you raise the possibility that how can you could tie Israel's hands.
If those two things aren't working and and time is running out.
I -- Rosenberg fantastic new book all the best with -- and eight people don't start -- get the first one you'll work your way -- it's really great thank you so much as you.