Iran condoles with North Korea over Kim Jong-Il's death
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in separate messages extended his condolences to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea over the death of the country's former leader Kim Jong-Il, Fars News reported.
In two separate messages to the DPRK's new Leader Kim Jong Un and President of the Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) Presidium KIM Yong Nam, Iranian president extended his condolences over the recent demise of Jong Un's father and leader of North Korea Kim Jong Il.
Ahmadinejad also wished welfare and success for the Korean nation and government.
Earlier, Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani had also offered his condolences to the DPRK officials and nation on Kim Jong-Il's death.
North Korean leader died at 69, during his train trip according to the North Korean state media. Kim was believed to have suffered from multiple chronic illnesses, but his death - reportedly from a heart attack while traveling by train Saturday morning - was sudden.
His foreign-educated son, Kim Jong-Un, who is in his 20s succeeded him.
Kim had recently appeared in state media photos as he toured government facilities and embarked on two rare trips outside North Korea - to China and Russia.
Edited by: S. Isayev