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President in a meeting with N. Korean FM:

Tehran determined to cement ties, int’l cooperation, esp. with Pyongyang/Untrustworthy, unreliable US not meeting any of its obligations/Iran favours full peace, security in Korean peninsula

President described establishment of full peace and security in the Korean Peninsula as the Islamic Republic of Iran’s wish and said: “Tehran is willing to develop and deepen international relations and cooperation in all fields, including with Pyongyang”.

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Wed 08 - August 2018 - 12:02

Speaking in a meeting with the foreign minister of North Korea Ri Yong Ho on Wednesday, President Hassan Rouhani referred to amicable Tehran-Pyongyang relations in the past decades and said: “Iran and North Korea have always had close views and supported each other in many critical international points and the global community”.

He also went on to refer to the United States’ unilateral withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as an international agreement, saying: “The US administration’s performance in these years has led the country to be considered untrustworthy and unreliable around the world that does not meet any of its obligations”.

“In the current situation, friend countries should develop their relations and cooperation in international communities alongside each other,” added the President.

At the same meeting, foreign minister of North Korea Ri Yong Ho also referred to the friendly, close relations between Tehran and Pyongyang and said: “North Korea’s strategic policy is to deepen relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran and confront unilateralism”.

He also described US’ withdrawal from the nuclear deal and attempts to restore sanctions as an action against international rules and regulations.

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