Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho Tuesday, on the same day the U.S. reimposed nuclear-related sanctions on the Islamic republic.
Zarif welcomed Ri and a team of officials at the foreign ministry in Tehran, but no statement was made to reporters.
Ri is on a two-day visit to Tehran, and is due to meet with President Hassan Rouhani Wednesday.
Fars news agency said the two sides discussed "bilateral relations and regional issues in the Middle East," without giving further details.
The visit coincided with the United States reimposing sanctions on Iran after President Donald Trump abandoned a 2015 multilateral nuclear deal in May.
Source: National News Agency