By Kim Kwang-tae
TEHRAN, May 3 (Yonhap) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has delivered a definite message to North Korea over its nuclear tools system: Tehran is against nuclear tools.
вЂњWe are, in theory, in opposition to any nuclear development,” Rouhani stated Monday in a joint news meeting with South Korean President Park Geun-hye after their summit in Tehran. вЂњOur basic position is the fact that nuclear tools should really be taken out of the Korean Peninsula.”
Rouhani stopped in short supply of directly naming North Korea, but their message is commonly viewed as an unusual general public rebuke to a country suspected of cooperating with Iran on missile and nuclear programs for many years.
This rhetoric that is strongest yet also arrived as a shock to Iranian officials, based on a senior South Korean official who’s able to understand Iranian responses.