Interference in two Koreas row not helpful: Zarif

TEHRAN, Jan. 13 (MNA) – The Iranian FM dismissed intervention in the two Koreas issues, adding that Iran's policy was through dialogue and no military mechanism.

The newly-appointed North Korean Ambassador to Tehran Kang Sam Hyon met with Iran’s FM Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday and submitted a copy of his credentials to him.

Pointing to the longstanding ties between Iran and North Korea, Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed satisfaction with the North Korean leader's proposal on tracing the path of dialogue and negotiation with the Republic of Korea, stressing that the issues with Korean Peninsula should be resolved through peaceful means.

Zarif criticized foreign interference in issues related to the two Koreas for being unhelpful, stressing Iran's policy was to hold ‘dialogue’ and avoid any use of ‘force’ or ‘military mechanism.’

Submitting the copy of his credentials to Iranian FM, North Korean Ambassador Kang Sam Hyon conveyed the greetings of North Korea’s FM to his Iranian counterpart, noting that Pyongyang intended to develop economic as well as political ties with Tehran.

Holding the relations between Tehran and Pyongyang in high regard, he emphasized that meetings between the officials of the two countries will create an opportunity to strengthen and consolidate bilateral ties.

 

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