North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho arrived in Tehran Thursday to report to Iranian leaders on the progress of Pyongyang’s denuclearization talks with the United States. “We preserve our nuclear science as we know that the Americans will not abandon their hostility towards us”, Ri said, according to Iran’s Mehr news agency. “Dealing with Americans is difficult, and as our main goal is total disarmament of the whole Korean Peninsula, it is necessary that the Americans also abide by their commitments, but they refuse to do so.”
DEBKAfile: The North Korean official offered a rare glimpse of Kim Jong un’s negotiating tactics with the Trump administration. The visitor from Pyongyang has met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammed Zarif, and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.