Iran–North Korea relations

Iran–North Korea relations
Iran–North Korea relations
Map indicating locations of Iran and North Korea


North Korea

Iran–North Korea relations are described as being positive by official news agencies of the two countries. Diplomatic relations picked up following the Iranian Revolution in 1979 and the establishment of an Islamic Republic. Iran and North Korea pledge cooperation in educational, scientific, and cultural spheres,[1] as well as cooperating in the nuclear program of Iran.[2] The United States has been greatly concerned by North Korea's arms deals with Iran, which started during the 1980s with North Korea acting as a third party in arms deals between the Communist bloc and Iran, as well as selling domestically produced weapons to Iran, and North Korea continues selling missile and nuclear technology to Iran. North Korea and Iran are the remaining two members of George W. Bush's "Axis of evil," which has led to many of the concerns regarding Iran-North Korea relations.



List of North Korean ambassadors to Iran

  • Kim Jong Nam (appointed 7 November 2000)[3]
  • Kim Chang Ryong (appointed 8 January 2004)[4]

List of Iranian ambassadors to North Korea

  • Mohammad Ganjidoost (until 23 February 2001)[5]
  • Jalaleddin Namini Mianji[6]


  • Ri Won Il, chairman of the DPRK-Iran Friendship Association[6]
  • Anoushiravan Mohseni Bandpei, chairman of the Iran-Korea Parliamentary Friendship Group[7]

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