SOUTH KOREA SENT DELEGATION TO IRAN TO NEGOTIATE THE RELEASE OF AN OIL TANKER SEIZED BY IRG
Written by miebaka ikiriko on January 4, 2021
South Korea says it will send a delegate to Iran at the earliest possible date to try to negotiate the release of an oil tanker seized by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.
Iran says the ship violated pollution rules which its operators deny.
Meanwhile, a South Korean warship with an Anti-piracy Unit has moved close to the Strait of Hormuz.
The incident comes amid tensions over Iraian funds frozen in South Korean banks because of US sanstions.
Apreviously arranged visit to Iran by Vice Foreign Minister, Chio Jong-Kun will still go ahead early next week.