March 21, 2023

North Korea appoints new ambassador to Iran

Diplomatic posting important due to Pyongyang, Tehran's history of close cooperation

The Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly – North Korea’s rubber-stamp legislature – has appointed Kang Sam Hyon as the new DPRK ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Korean Central News Agency reported Thursday.

Kang’s predecessor was Ambassador Jo In Chol, who held the post since May 2010.