Iran's relationship with North Korea is mentioned less frequently in the Iranian Press than its relationship with other "independent" countries. I was wondering if I was even going to see mention of Kim Jong Il's death. This one even features a picture of Ahmadinejad, not looking too anguished, but maybe pensive:
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 Jung Il.
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, the Iranian president extended his condolences over the recent demise of Jong Un's father and leader of North Korea Kim Jung Il.
Also in his message, Ahmadinejad 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 Jung Il's death. [...]