Iran-South Korea Relations
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Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Ali Bagheri has called on South Korea to unlock billions of dollars in frozen Iranian assets.
South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin says that Seoul will discuss the issue of Iran’s funds frozen in Korean Banks with the United States.
A veteran Iranian journalist has repeated his suggestion that Iran should move a step forward and block South Korean ships in the Strait of Hormuz to force Seoul to unfreeze the Islamic Republic’s funds, according to Fars News Agency.
The Iranian Central Bank has confirmed reports that an Iranian delegation has recently visited South Korea for talks over Iran’s frozen assets in the southeast Asian country.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says an expert delegation from the Islamic Republic of Iran consisting of banking and oil experts held talks in Seoul with South Korean officials and companies over ways of resuming exports of Iranian oil and gas condensate to the Southeast Asian country.
A South Korean media report says the country plans to resume oil imports from Iran after a three-year pause.
Tehran and Seoul have held working-level consultations to discuss ways to resolve years-long disputes over Iran's funds frozen in South Korea under the U.S. sanctions, South Korea’s foreign ministry announced Wednesday.
South Korea and Iran plan to hold working-level consultations next month in Seoul to discuss ways to untangle years-long disputes over Tehran's assets frozen under US sanctions, an informed source says.
South Korea is in consultations with Iran over the proposed use of its funds, frozen under the US sanctions, to help Tehran pay dues to the United Nations and regain its voting rights, government sources say.
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani has stressed that regardless of the outcome of the talks between Tehran and P4+1 group in Vienna, the South Korean government is obliged to release blocked Iranian money
The chairman of the Iran-South Korea Joint Chamber of Commerce says Seoul has not released frozen Iranian assets despite reports alleging it has done so.
South Korea's recent donation of 2,000 face masks to a hospital in Tehran has triggered controversy as the country refuses to release several billion dollars of Iranian oil money in line with anti-Iran U.S. sanctions.
A high-ranking Iranian MP says the Islamic Republic must take reciprocal action against South Korea’s move to freeze Iranian assets.
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Baqeri Kani has called on Seoul to quickly and effectively unfreeze Iranian funds and resources in South Korea.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has held negotiations with his South Korean counterpart Chung Eui-yong over the latest developments regarding Iran’s access to its financial resources in South Korea in a telephone conversation.
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi has held talks with South Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun who was in Tehran as part of a delegation headed by the country’s prime minister.
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the Serbian Foreign Minister will visit Tehran on Saturday, April 17, 2021.
Iran’s first vice president says South Korea must take action to unfreeze Iran’s foreign exchange assets as soon as possible, noting that freezing Iran’s money has badly tarnished the image of South Korean banks among Iranians.
South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun arrived in Tehran on Sunday, April 11, 2021, for a two-day visit.
Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun will arrive in Tehran on Sunday, April 11, 2021, for a two-day visit.
The governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has criticized South Korea for being swayed by the United States when it comes to releasing Iran’s assets in the Asian country.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on Seoul to provide Iran with access to its assets frozen in South Korean banks, especially now that the Iranian nation seriously needs its money.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says Tehran has, in a humanitarian move, allowed the crew members of the South Korean ship seized by Iran due to environmental concerns, to leave the country.
In comments on Wednesday, Mohammad Javad Zarif once again criticized Seoul for seizing Iran’s assets "upon US orders". “’ We told South Korean officials that...
Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Abdolnasser Hemmati says the South Korean banks that have blocked Iran’s funds should pay the damage suffered by Tehran during the past two years.