North Korea’s official news sources have taken a very pro-Iranian stance lately. They have even gone so far as to quote Khamenei. While this type of quotation is customary for the Chinese and Russian leaders it is different for Iran. What makes it very notable is that article he was quoted on was strictly on internal Iranian politics. This type of honour is not often granted to leaders of non-communist nations, and even then it’s only when what they are discussing effects North Korea. This may be an indication of growing ties between Iran and the DPRK. It also may be an indication that Chinese pressure to allow for more foreign investment in North Korea could be showing returns. This type of propaganda might be aimed at making the very foreign Iranian’s more acceptable to the North Korean population.

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