Rohani to North Korean Foreign Minister: “United States can not be trusted”! – Al Marsad

Pyongyang – President Hassan Rowhani told the North Korean foreign minister that the United States can not be trusted as Washington seeks an agreement to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs, the official Iranian media reported.

Iran has rejected an offer from Washington for talks this week, saying it can not negotiate after the withdrawal of the administration of US President Donald Trump of the nuclear agreement in 2015, which lifted sanctions against Iran in exchange for curbing its nuclear program.

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho visited Iran while the United States reintroduced sanctions.

“The performance of the American administration during these years has led the world to consider the country as unreliable, unreliable and unfulfilled,” IRNA quoted Rohani as saying on Wednesday.

“In the current situation, friendly countries must develop their relations and cooperation in the international community,” Rohani said, noting that Iran and North Korea “have always had close views” on many issues.

Ree went to Tehran after attending a security forum in Singapore where Ri and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo raged over an agreement between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at their historic summit in June.

During the summit, Trump and Kim pledged to work for the denuclearization of North Korea, but both sides have been working hard since then to reach a deal to achieve that goal. Pyongyang continued to work on its missile programs in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions and sanctions.

The official IRNA news agency quoted Ri as telling Rohani that Washington’s withdrawal from the nuclear agreement and its re-imposition of sanctions was “an act contrary to international rules and regulations.”

“North Korea’s strategic policy is to deepen relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran and to counter unilateralism,” he said.

Trump has decided to re-impose sanctions on Tehran despite pleas from other world powers co-sponsoring the nuclear deal, including Washington’s main European allies, Britain, France and Germany, as well as Russia and China.

The sanctions have already pushed banks and many companies around the world to reduce their dealings with Iran. Trump said on Tuesday that companies doing business with Tehran would be barred from doing business with the United States.

The website of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying on Wednesday that there was nothing to worry about his country. “Do not worry at all about our status, no one can do anything,” Khamenei said.

 

 

Source Reuters.

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