Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tehran and Pyongyang can defend the rights of independent nations and governments in such international bodies as the United Nations (UN) and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). Ahmadinejad made the remarks in a meeting with North Korea’s Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) ministerial meeting on ‘Human Rights and Cultural Diversity’ here in Tehran on Monday.
During the meeting, the president welcomed expansion of ties between the two countries, and stressed the need for the two states’ enhanced cooperation within the international bodies to defend the rights of other independent nations and government.
For his part, the Korean top diplomat praised Iran’s hospitality and conveyed his president’s warm regards to Ahmadinejad, underlining that Pyongyang supports Iran’s right to access peaceful nuclear technology.
He also stressed Iran’s significant role in the establishment of peace and stability in the Middle-East region, and called for the further expansion of ties between Iran and North Korea.