North Korea's head of parliament, Kim Yong-Nam, is visiting Tehran on an ''official goodwill visit'' according to the BBC
Kim was present, along with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, when the mutual cooperation agreement was signed by Korean Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun and Iranian Science, Research and Technology Minister Farhad Daneshjou (FARS
The agreement is expected to strengthen ties between the two nations. According to Press TV
Kim said "expanding ties with Iran was one of the strategic policies of North Korea."
Kim also met with the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday. Khamenei expressed his desire for further mutual cooperation between the two nations, saying:
"The Islamic Republic of Iran and North Korea have common enemies since the arrogant powers cannot bear independent governments."
Iran and North Korea have worked together
before on nuclear technologies.