Iran and North Korea on Saturday signed a scientific and technological cooperation agreement. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Kim Yong-nam, the president of the Presidium of North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly, were present during the signing ceremony. The Iranian media did not disclose the details of the agreement, but carried the news of the ceremony attended by No.2 leaders of both countries prominently, indicating its importance.
Kim was in Tehran to attend the NAM Summit that ended on Friday. During his stay, he had an audience with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who urged his North Korean guest to resist threats and pressures from their common enemies to reach their goals. (IRNA, 1 September)