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Jakarta Post

Iran meets North Korea, Syria in Bali

  • The Jakarta Post

Nusa Dua, Bali   /   Fri, May 27 2011   /  08:00 am

The other side: Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi (center) speaks to the media at the 16th Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Thursday. AP/Tatan SyuflanaNorth Korean Foreign Minister Pak Ui-chun looked confused, losing his way to the elevator after exiting the room where he had spoken with his Iranian counterpart, Ali Akbar Salehi.

Journalists chased and barraged him with questions. Finally, Iranian officials escorted him out and he escaped on the elevator.

He refused to comment on what he had discussed with Salehi. Iranian officials confirmed that the two foreign ministers held bilateral talks on a number of issues.

“All I can tell you is that they met,” Ali Pahlevani Rad, a staffer at the Iranian embassy in Jakarta, told journalists outside the meeting room. on Thursday.

Both the Iranian and North Korean for...