DAMASCUS, Syria (Dispatches) — North Korea’s foreign minister said Tuesday his country and Syria face the same "enemy” and called for increased cooperation between them.
Syria’s President Bashar Assad received Ri Yong Ho on Tuesday. Assad responded by identifying the United States as a hostile country to Syria and North Korea. Syria state news agency SANA carried the comments. The Korean minister congratulated Syria on recent victories against armed groups, saying military and political successes will make for a "solid base” for reconstruction.