President while receiving North Korean ambassador's credentials:
Deepening Iran-DPRK ties will benefit both nations, region/ We must stand stronger than ever against America's extravagance, bullying
The President stressed, "Certainly, the development of sincere relations between Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea will benefit both nations and the region."
Speaking in a meeting with the new Ambassador of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to Tehran on Wednesday while receiving his letter of credence, President Hassan Rouhani referred to the friendly relations between the two countries since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution, expressing hope that the relations further deepen with the efforts of the two countries' officials.
He described the United States a "common enemy" for the two countries and added, "US officials have always been oppressive against governments and nations such as Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and we must stand stronger than ever against their extravagance and bullying".
At the same meeting, the new Ambassador of North Korea to Tehran presented his letter of credence to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and referred to the need to work for the development of relations between the two countries, saying, "Confronting US extravagance and hegemony is a common ground between the two countries".