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Iran urges nuclear weapon-free Korean peninsula

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, center left, and his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye, center right, leave Saadabad Palace after their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Monday, May 2, 2016. Rouhani met with visiting South Korean President Park Geun-hye and said Iran seeks a world free of weapons of mass destruction, "especially nuclear" weapons. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, center left, and his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye, center right, leave Saadabad Palace after their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Monday, May 2, 2016. Rouhani met with visiting South Korean President Park Geun-hye and said Iran seeks a world free of weapons of mass destruction, "especially nuclear" weapons. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)  (The Associated Press)

  • South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, speaks to the media during a joint press conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani after their meeting at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, Monday, May 2, 2016. Rouhani met with visiting South Korean President Park Geun-hye and said Iran seeks a world free of weapons of mass destruction, "especially nuclear" weapons. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, speaks to the media during a joint press conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani after their meeting at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, Monday, May 2, 2016. Rouhani met with visiting South Korean President Park Geun-hye and said Iran seeks a world free of weapons of mass destruction, "especially nuclear" weapons. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, center left, and his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye, center right, leave Saadabad Palace after their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Monday, May 2, 2016. Rouhani met with visiting South Korean President Park Geun-hye and said Iran seeks a world free of weapons of mass destruction, "especially nuclear" weapons. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, center left, and his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye, center right, leave Saadabad Palace after their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Monday, May 2, 2016. Rouhani met with visiting South Korean President Park Geun-hye and said Iran seeks a world free of weapons of mass destruction, "especially nuclear" weapons. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)  (The Associated Press)

Iran's official news agency reports that President Hassan Rouhani is pushing for a Korean peninsula free of nuclear weapons.

IRNA reported Monday that Rouhani met with visiting South Korean President Park Geun-hye and said Iran seeks a world free of weapons of mass destruction, "especially nuclear" weapons.

Park said she has asked for Iran's help in implementing U.N. Security Council resolutions calling for the nuclear disarmament of the Korean peninsula.

The remarks were aimed at North Korea, which has been hit with tough U.N. sanctions over its nuclear weapons program. North Korea has conducted four nuclear bomb tests and tested a long-range rocket earlier this year.

Park arrived in Tehran on Sunday for the first visit by a South Korean president to Iran since 1962.