In a meeting with North Korea's incoming Ambassador to Tehran Kang Sam Hyon on Monday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani asserted that North and South Korea should set aside differences and move toward unity.
During the meeting, the new North Korean ambassador submitted his credentials to the Iranian president.
Rouhani emphasized that the two Koreas should make efforts to achieve unity, because problems among countries are not resolved by war or conflicts and tensions.
However, Rouhani noted, the problems should be resolved through dialogue and mutual understanding.
He also pointed to bilateral relations between Tehran and Pyongyang, saying that the 2 countries have enjoyed "good relations” since the Iranian revolution of 1979.
The North Korean ambassador, for his part, praised the Iranian nation’s achievements in standing up against the plots hatched by the US government and defending its right to use peaceful nuclear energy, saying that the North Korean government and people admire the country’s policy of resistance.
He also described Tehran-Pyongyang ties as close and said during his tenure he will make every effort to help promote cooperation between the two countries in diverse areas.
The North Korean ambassador also conveyed a message of invitation by his country’s leader to Rouhani to pay visit to Pyongyang.