Gary Milhollin of the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control compares Iranian and North Korean nuclear weapons development in an analysis in Bloomberg, warning of common paths taken by both countries. Both countries, Milhollin wrote, built nuclear facilities that generated nuclear material that was "useful for making bombs, but unnecessary for producing civilian nuclear power." Today, the P5+1 nations are negotiating with Iran a deal that is "essentially the same." According to Milhollin, "after the agreement with North Korea, the country’s leaders were left with enough plutonium in the form of spent reactor fuel to make about six nuclear weapons, after further processing. The deal being floated for Iran would leave it with sufficient enriched uranium to make about six nuclear weapons, after further processing."
Arms Control Expert: North Korea Shows Dangers of Half-Deal With Iran
UPDATED 7:23 AM EST, February 27, 2013