U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the country would upgrade its defense of allies in the Persian Gulf if Iran develops a nuclear bomb, during a visit to Thailand for an Asian security conference on Wednesday.

[If] we do even more to develop the military capacity of those [allies] in the Gulf, it is unlikely that Iran will be any stronger or safer because they won't be able to intimidate and dominate as they apparently believe they can once they have a nuclear weapon, Clinton said, according to the Associated Press today.

Clinton also addressed issues with North Korea warning the country to face further isolation over its nuclear program. She said irreversible denuclearization was the only viable option for North Korea, according to the Washington Post.