Tuesday 18 June 2019
News ID: 56094
Publish Date: 08 August 2018 - 21:53
President Rouhani Tells FM Ri:
TEHRAN (Dispatches) -- Visiting North Korean Foreign Minster Ri Yong-hu met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday on the second day of his official trip to Tehran.
Rouhani said at the meeting that Iran backs complete peace and security in the Korean peninsula. He also said Tehran seeks comprehensive expansion of ties in all areas with Pyongyang.
Rouhani talked about the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the nuclear accord and said that America's behavior recently means it is now being recognized by the world as an unreliable and untrustworthy country.
He added that given the current circumstances, countries with friendly relations must stand by each other in the international organizations.
The North Korean foreign minister said his country's strategic policy is widening ties with Iran and confronting unilateralism. He said Tehran and Pyongyang enjoy friendly relations and share common views on various regional and international issues.
Ri described the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran as incorrect and in contradiction to international regulations.
The top diplomat further briefed Rouhani on landmark negotiations held between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore in June.
Ri arrived here Tuesday for an official visit at his own request. Earlier he met with Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif for discussions on bilateral, regional and international issues.
The two ministers expressed satisfaction with the quality of Tehran-Pyongyang ties and welcomed further enhancement of relations.
Ri visited Tehran last time at the head of a delegation to take part in President Rouhani’s inauguration ceremony.
The North Korean foreign minister arrived in Tehran hours after Washington re-imposed its first tranche of unilateral sanctions on Iran.



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