Ahmadinejad calls for expansion of ties with DPRK
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Havana, Sept 16, IRNA
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a meeting with the Chairman of Supreme People's Assembly of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Yong Nam urged that mutual relations should expand in all fields.
Ahmadinejad and the chairman of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK met on the sidelines of the first day of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Havana on Friday night.
At the meeting, the president reiterated the need for adoption of closer approaches to international issues by the two countries, particularly in campaign against imperialism, and said that the era of imperialism and bullying powers is over.
"Independent countries should get united, stand next to one another and further broaden their relations in various economic, industrial and political fields.
"They should take measures in the interest of their own nations through close cooperation with one another," he said.
Declaring Iran's full support for DPRK's nuclear rights to peaceful nuclear activities, the chief executive said that the US attempt to prevent access of the DPRK to nuclear energy is condemned by Iranians.
He added that the courageous government and nation of DPRK will be winners in the move.
For his part, Kim Yong Nam said that President Ahmadinejad's approach, which has attracted the world attention, shows that the Islamic Revolution is becoming more fruitful every day.
The DPRK official underlined that imperialism is coming to end, adding that Iran-DPRK strategic ties are based on joint campaign against imperialism.
Turning to his country's policy of strengthening friendship and solidarity with Iran, he said that the Iranian officials have always had a severe approach to the US.
Meanwhile, he declared his country's constant support for and full solidarity with the Iranian government.
"Concerning Iran's principled approach, we believe that it is fully entitled to proceed with its nuclear program for peaceful purposes," said the official.
Lauding Ahmadinejad's remarks at NAM summit, he considered it as inspiring various countries in future.
"By issuing a resolution against Iran and its silence on Israel's aggressions against Lebanon, the United Nations Security Council proved its double standards and its being used by some countries as an instrument," he added.
Kim Yong Nam urged that the current trend should change as soon as possible.
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