Officials from both Iran and North Korea have stated they want to strengthen ties.
A Sunday report by ICANA.ir, the news agency of Iran's Parliament, quoted parliament speaker Ali Larijani as saying: "We have always been after stability of relations with North Korea."
Larijani was addressing Choe Thae-bok, visiting chairman of North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly, who is in Iran to participate in an international conference in support of the Palestinians.
Larijani was also quoted as saying that both countries should improve economic relations.
Thae-bok responded, saying: "North Korea is seeking improved relations with Iran." He also praised Iran's economic and defense improvements.
The report said both officials complained about "interventions in independent countries" by the United States.