'Iran and North Korea today announced they will halt their plans for peaceful nuclear power'
Tehran- Iran's foreign minister today held a joint press conference with the foreign minister of North Korea, announcing their respective countries, in response to the events in Japan, would halt development and deployment of their peaceful nuclear power programs. "Japan has opened our eyes to the inherent dangers of nuclear power", the minister of North Korea said. "We hope with the termination of these programs, we will not only prevent a future radioactive catastrophe in the event of a natural disaster" said the Iranian foreign minister, "but our actions will also allay the unfounded concerns of the international community. We hope by taking such a step to rejoin the international trade community to the benefit of our countries and others"