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Kim Yong Nam to Visit Iran in Summer '10

Kim Yong Nam

Iran’s state news agency has announced that SPA President Kim Yong Nam will visit Iran in June or July this summer.

“This high-ranking official is expected to visit in two or three months,” Iranian foreign ministry’s Asia affairs head Mohammad Ali Fathollahi told IRNA.

He did not offer details of the visit, but Yong-Nam’s trip assumes significance as Iran and North Korea have both been accused by Western nations of flouting UN Security Council regulations over their nuclear programmes.

Meanwhile, KCNA reported that an Iranian delegation arrived in Pyongyang on 21 April:

A delegation of the Foreign Ministry of Iran led by Vice-Minister Mohammad Ali Fathollahi arrived here by air on Wednesday.

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