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DPRK Ambassador to Iran Meets with IRNA President

DPRK Ambassador to Iran Kang Sam Hyon meets with IRNA Managing Director Mohammed Khoddai in Tehran on August 17, 2016 (Photo: IRNA).

The DPRK Ambassador to Iran Kang Sam Hyon (Kang Sam-hyo’n) met with the head of the Iran Republic News Agency [IRNA] Mohammed Khoddai on August 17 (Wednesday). Khoddai invited the head of the Korean Central News Agency to visit Iran which Kang said “will be made in the proper time.” Kang also asked Khoddai that IRNA open up a bureau in Pyongyang.

Kang said “Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and other media of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korean are eager to have direct cooperation with IRNA,” and welcomed “a proposal… for creating a news and photo linkage line between IRNA and KCNA, saying his country is ready to host IRNA news groups for taking news reports and interviews with the DPRK officials.”

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This entry was posted on 08/18/2016 by in DPRK External Relations, North Korean press.

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