Network statistic, or political commentary?

They were intrigued by this week’s nanog posting of the

BGP Update Report
Interval: 30-Jun-06 -to- 13-Jul-06 (14 days)
Observation Point: BGP Peering with AS4637

TOP 20 Unstable Origin AS
Rank ASN                Upds     %  Upds/Pfx    AS-Name
1 - AS15611           19231  1.6%     206.8 -- Iranian Research Organisation

They hope it is simple ironic coincidence. Nonetheless, they wonder how North Korean ASN’s are faring…