It is hardly surprising that the Communist North Korea and obscurantist Iran, led by hawks continue to be threat to the peace in the world by sticking to their ambitious nuclear programmes to develop atom bomb. They have scant regard to the countries of the world advising, urging, requesting them to abandon the race for the nuclear armaments. Little wonder, North Korea’s top nuclear envoy Kim Kye Gwan, speaking at a news conference in Tokyo said. “We will react in an ultra hardline manner if the United States continues to apply pressure and sanctions. We will never yield to pressure.” Similarly, Iran’s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed Thursday that Iran won’t back away from uranium enrichment and said the world must treat Iran as a nuclear power. The comments were made as Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, arrived in Tehran for talks aimed at defusing tensions over Iran’s nuclear program. Ahmadinejad declared two days earlier that Iraq had successfully produced enriched uranium for the first time, a key process in what Iran maintains is a peaceful energy program. However, experts doubt this claim which may be a smug one for the hawkish Iranian leader. The U.N. Security Council has insisted that Iran stop all enrichment activity by April 28.