Iran, North Korea review expansion of ties

March 6, 2006
TEHRAN (IRNA) -- North Korean Ambassador to Tehran Kim Chong Ryong conferred here on Sunday with the Head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Borujerdi on expansion of mutual and international relations.

According to the Public Relations Department of Majlis, at the meeting, Borujerdi expressed satisfaction with the expansion of ties between the two countries and expressed hope to witness further expansion of political and economic cooperation between the two countries.

Highlighting Iran's peaceful nuclear activities, he said it is about two and half years that the country has adopted a very close, transparent cooperation with the three European countries and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

IAEA director general has officially declared that Iran has not deviated from peaceful nuclear activities, he pointed out.

Iran believes in continued dialogue to resolve nuclear issues and welcomes it, he said adding that but the country will not give up its legitimate right for peaceful purposes.

The North Korean ambassador, for his part, expressed satisfaction with the expansion of ties between the two countries and voiced his country's readiness for further expansion and consolidation of ties at various fields mainly on parliamentarian affairs through activating Iran-North Korean Parliamentary Friendship Groups.

Referring to Iran's peaceful nuclear activities, he said that peaceful application of nuclear energy is among the legitimate rights of all countries.

North Korea fully supports Iran's peaceful nuclear activities, he said.

At the end of the meeting, the North Korean ambassador extended an invitation to Iran-North Korea parliamentary friendship group to pay an official visit to the country.