President says global progress needs peace, dialogue

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here Saturday evening stressed that progress of the world is in dire need of establishment of peace, dialogue and tranquility.

President Ahmadinejad made the remark in a meeting with the visiting Chairman of North Korean Supreme People’s Assembly Choe Thae Bok.

“Today, certain powers are trying to achieve their hegemonic objectives through causing conflict and tension among different nations and countries,” he said.

Pointing to interference of arrogant powers including the United States in domestic affairs of other countries and causing discord among nations, he added, “Various international issues including problems between North and South Korea can be settled through dialogue and understanding.”
The Islamic Republic of Iran calls for disarmament of the entire world including the Korean peninsula from all kinds of nuclear weapons, the Iranian president reiterated.

Tehran and Pyongyang share identical views regarding several international issues, he said underlining the need for making use of the existing potentials in both states to help further expand economic cooperation between the two sides.

Choe, for his part, lauded resistance of the Iranian nation and government against conspiracies of the global imperialism and the US.

He stressed that the Iranian people would achieve zenith of progress and welfare in various fields through wise leadership of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

He added that his country attaches special importance to promotion of ties with Iran, stressing that North Korea would spare no efforts in this regard.

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