TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday told North Korea’s Foreign Minister not to trust the United States, following the US decision to impose economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
The sanctions on Iran came into force on Tuesday, three months after US President Donald Trump announced his country had pulled out from the 2015 nuclear accord signed by Iran and the G5+1, made up of Russia, China, the United Kingdom, France, the United States and Germany.
“The US administration’s performance in these years has led the country to be considered untrustworthy and unreliable around the world that does not meet any of its obligations,” Rouhani said in his warning to Ri Yong Ho.
“In the current situation, friend countries should develop their relations and cooperation in international communities alongside each other,” he added.
Rouhani explained that his country and North Korea had “supported each other in many critical international points and the global community,” referring to the pressures both countries have gone through to dismantle their nuclear weapons.
Ri started his visit to Tehran on Tuesday, when he met with his Iranian counterpart Mohamed Javad Zarif.