Iran 'no nuclear co-operation'

2009-05-25 17:09

Tehran - Iran has no missile or nuclear co-operation with North Korea, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday, after North Korea conducted a second and far more powerful nuclear test.

Former US president George W Bush branded both countries as part of an "axis of evil", but Iran says its nuclear programme is for peaceful power purposes. The West suspects its work has military aims.

"We don't have any cooperation [with North Korea] in this field. We oppose the production, the amassing and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction," Ahmadinejad told a news conference.