North Korea’s nuclear weapons program has advanced at rapid pace.

How did a communist nation where the population is starving achieve these scientific breakthroughs?

The horrifying answer to that question could lead to World War 3.

Reports have surfaced that Iran has secretly aided Kim Jong Un in his quest to become a full- fledged nuclear power.

News.com.au reported:

“The UK Foreign Office is investigating whether the secretive state has received help in developing this technology.

UK media site The Telegraph reported the British Government is looking at whether “current and former nuclear states” have been assisting Pyongyang in its nuclear ambitions. Iran is at the top of the suspects list.

North Korea claimed it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb ready to be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on September 3.

This has led many to speculate North Korea has had help from at least one other country.

A Whitehall source told The Telegraph there is no way North Korean scientists could have got to this point by themselves.

“North Korean scientists are people of some ability, but clearly they’re not doing it entirely in a vacuum,” a government minister said.

International Security expert and Intelligence Studies and director of ANU’s Southeast Asia Institute Professor John Blaxland told news.com.au it was possible Iran has been helping Pyongyang.

“There have been stories circulating of Iranian technical support over a number of years and while this story is not easy to corroborate, it is certainly plausible,” he said.

Nuclear disarmament campaigner John Hallam said there were a few countries, including Iran, which could be among those helping North Korea.

“There has been collaboration over missile technology, but not to my knowledge over weapons design, for decades,” he said.”

North Korea’s rapidly advancing nuclear weapons program is instigating a conflict with the United States and her allies.

Kim Jong Un believes nuclear weapons will guarantee his regime’s survival because the United States would not dare risk a war where North Korea could obliterate Tokyo or San Francisco off the map.

But Donald Trump declared all options are still on the table and that North Korea threatening America with nuclear weapons is unacceptable.

Thanks to possible help from Iran, that nightmare is closer to reality.

We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.