Rouhani Meets Senior North Korean Official

President made the call in a meeting with the president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of North Korea, Kim Yong-nam, on the sidelines of the 17th Non-Aligned Movement summit in Margarita Island, Venezuela. 

President Rouhani said that escalation of regional tensions should result in paving the way for presence and interference of the big powers in the region. 

“The issue of peace and stability in the Eastern Asia is important for all of us and everyone should safeguard the security and peace with wisdom, especially in the region and Eastern Asia,” he added. 

The senior North Korean official, for his part, described Iran-North Korea relations as age-old, and said that Pyongyang welcomes the expansion of cooperation with Tehran.