North Korea


  • Kim Jong Un 2018-10-09 15:33

    Where Will Kim Jong Un go next? U.S. and Russia both want to see North Korea's Supreme Leader

    North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un is in unprecedented demand as the United States and Russia launch bids for face-to-face meetings with the young ruler, whose recent peace initiative has won over leaders of the two countries.

  • UN 2018-09-30 14:44

    UN General Assembly 2018: The latest updates

    World leaders gathered in New York City on Saturday to take part in the fifth day of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

  • Trump 2018-09-12 10:28

    By Fatemeh Mohammadipour

    Everything will return to normal after Trump's gone: professor

    TEHRAN - President Donald Trump has done a lot of questionable action since he was in office, including issues within the United States - changing members of the cabinet, advisers and dismissal of director - and issues outside the United States, including the systematic withdrawal of international treaties and economic and political tensions with its former allies.

  • Iranian writer Reza Amirkhani in an undated photo (Mehr/Asghar Khamseh) 2018-09-11 19:06

    North Korea subject of Reza Amirkhani’s next book  

    TEHRAN – The bestselling writer Reza Amirkhani who is famous for novels such as “The Good Smell of Oil” and “Re He Sheen” is writing a travelogue of North Korea.

  • تیم فوتبال امید ایران 2018-08-20 16:36

    Asian Games: Iran football advance to next round despite losing to Myanmar

    TEHRAN – Iran U23 football team advanced to the 2018 Asian Games Round of 16 despite losing to Myanmar 2-0 on Monday.

  • Pyongyang hails growing ties with Tehran amid U.S. pressure 2018-08-10 21:03

    Pyongyang hails growing ties with Tehran amid U.S. pressure

    TEHRAN – North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho on Thursday voiced his country’s satisfaction with the growing relations with Iran amid U.S. economic pressure on both countries, Press TV reported.

  • North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho -  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani 2018-08-08 16:54

    North Korean FM briefs Rouhani of Kim-Trump meeting

    U.S. is ‘unreliable’, Rouhani says in meeting with North Korean FM

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Wednesday that the U.S. is an “unreliable” country and cannot be trusted.

  • دیدار ظریف با وزیر خارجه کره شمالی 2018-08-07 21:31

    North Korea’s chief diplomat meets Zarif

    TEHRAN – North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho met with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran on Tuesday, according to the Foreign Ministry’s website.

  • Iran, North Korea FMs hold talks in Tehran 2018-08-07 16:38

    Iran, North Korea FMs hold talks in Tehran

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho met and held talks in Tehran on August 7, 2018.

  • Ri Yong Ho 2018-08-04 20:52

    North Korean FM to visit Tehran: KCNA

    TEHRAN - The North Korean minister of foreign affairs will conduct an official visit to Iran following his recent trip to Singapore, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Thursday.

  • North Korea and U.S. 2018-08-03 12:52

    By M.H. Goodarzi

    There is no dead end in politics

    TEHRAN - Less than a year ago, the political and verbal tensions between the United States and North Korea peaked. At that time, Pyongyang, with its nuclear and missile tests, made the smell of the war reach the U.S. allies in East Asia (Japan and South Korea), and it was possible at any moment that a mistake by the United States and its allies and North Korea would trigger a full-scale war on the Korean Peninsula. A war that, according to some experts, could trigger the beginning of World War III in view of a possible involvement of China and Russia.

  • Bennett Johnston 2018-07-11 11:57

    By Javad Heirannia

    I doubt U.S. - North Korea negotiation will affect JCPOA: former senator

    TEHRAN – Bennett Johnston, an American politician in the Democratic Party and lobbyist who represented Louisiana in the United States Senate is the opinion that “I doubt that North Korea will affect JCPOA. The negotiations with North Korea will likely take years.”

  • سفر پمپئو به کره شمالی 2018-07-07 21:21

    North Korea slams U.S. talks as 'regrettable' after Pompeo called them 'productive'

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo finished two days of talks with senior North Korean officials in Pyongyang on Saturday, telling reporters that the two countries agreed to continue discussions on denuclearization and the repatriation of the remains of Americans killed during the Korean War.

  • Visitors are seen in an exhibition of photos of North Korea at the Palestine Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran on July 2, 2018. (IRNA) 2018-07-03 18:12

    North Korea comes into focus at photo exhibit in Tehran 

    TEHRAN – An exhibition underway at Tehran’s Palestine Museum of Contemporary Art is displaying photos of ordinary life in North Korea and a collection of books from the country, which has come into the spotlight in the world nowadays for its decision to normalize relations with the U.S. and its allies.

  • شیرین هانتر 2018-07-01 11:19

    By Javad Heirannia

    Unlikely North Korea dismantle its nuclear capacity: Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that that “It is unlikely that North Korea would dismantle its nuclear capacity.”

  • Ex-minister predicts bleak future for U.S.-North Korea ties 2018-06-17 22:07

    Ex-minister predicts bleak future for U.S.-North Korea ties

    TEHRAN – Former Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi has highlighted the U.S. government’s lack of commitment to its international obligations and expressed pessimism about the future of a recent rapprochement between Washington and Pyongyang.

  • Financial Times 2018-06-16 19:14

    Financial Times: Iran has many enemies, notably Israel and Saudi Arabia

    In a June 14 commentary titled “Why does Donald Trump treat Iran differently to North Korea?” the Financial Times said “there is no consistency” in demands from Iran and North Korea by the Trump administration.

  • Trump - Kim Jong Un 2018-06-14 15:29

    By Nima Chitsaz

    Kim-Trump summit: From fire and fury to beef short ribs, sweet and sour crispy pork, and braised codfish

    After months of escalating tensions between arch foes North Korea and the United States, finally the presidents of the two countries met at the Capella Hotel in Singapore's Sentosa Island.

  • Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi 2018-06-11 18:19

    Iran cautions North Korea ahead of Trump-Kim summit

    TEHRAN – Iran said on Monday that it welcomes any attempt to restore peace and stability to the Korean Peninsula but advised Pyongyang to practice vigilance in dealing with “oath-breaking” Washington.

  • Jeffrey Lefebvre 2018-06-08 10:57

    By Fatemeh Mohammadipour

    U.S. withdrawal from JCPOA undermine unification of Western countries: professor

    On May 8, 2018 Donald Trump, President of the United States announced withdrawal of U.S. from JCPOA during a speech, with starting unfounded claims against Iran.

  • Korean ambassador 2018-04-29 09:24

    By Mohammad Homaeifar

    Iran much bigger country than you think, Korean ambassador tells Iranians

    ‘Iran is one of the strategic countries shaping the world’s politics.’

    TEHRAN - In an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times, South Korea’s outgoing ambassador says, “One thing I would like to tell my fellow Iranians is that Iranians shall know that Iran is a much bigger country than you think.”

  • qassemi 2018-04-28 20:08

    Iran welcomes normalization of ties between Koreas

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Friday that Tehran welcomes efforts by leaders of South and North Korea to reduce tension and normalize ties.

  • دیدار رهبران دو کره 2018-04-27 14:59

    Leaders of Koreas agree to complete denuclearization, efforts to build peace

    The leaders of South Korea and North Korea reaffirmed their commitment to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula Friday, while also agreeing to reduce their conventional weapons pending the outcome of their joint efforts to reduce military tension and promote a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.

  • Iranian ambassador to South Korea Hassan Taherian 2018-04-25 20:49

    Iranian ambassador welcomes planned inter-Korea summit

    TEHRAN - The Iranian ambassador to Seoul has welcomed moves to de-escalate tension on the Korean peninsula and welcomed a plan by leaders of South and North Korea to meet on Friday. 

  • Stephen Lendman 2018-04-03 09:45

    By Javad Heirannia

    Bolton wants JCPOA abandoned: Lendman

    TEHRAN- U.S. columnist Stephen Lendman says that “Bolton wants the JCPOA abandoned, I believe a key reason why he was appointed.” 

  • Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi 2018-03-14 20:09

    Iran warns U.S. about intervention in Syria

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday slammed the United States for its hostile policies towards the Middle East, saying Washington is not entitled to intervene in Syria.