Monday, April 15, 2024

Iran-South Korea Relations

Releasing Iran’s assets in South Korea opens new chapter in bilateral ties: FM

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has stated that a recent agreement reached to unblock the country’s frozen funds in South Korea will open a new chapter in the two country’s relations.

Frozen Iranian funds transferred to Swiss central bank: Report

Iranian assets that had been blocked in South Korea were transferred to Switzerland's central bank last week for exchange and transfer to Iran, South Korean media reported on Monday.

Chief banker says Iranian bank accounts in Qatar to process released funds

Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Mohammad Reza Farzin has stated that Iranian funds recently unblocked in South Korea as part of a prisoner swap agreement with the United States will be deposited to accounts held by Iranian banks in Qatar despite reports suggesting that Qatar’s central bank will have control over the funds.

Senior MP says Iran has many options to force South Korea to return frozen funds

A top member of Iran’s parliament has warned that Tehran has many options to force South Korea to pay back over $7 billion of Iranian funds that have remained blocked in the Asian country under the pretext of compliance with US sanctions.

Raisi presents to parliament motion to appoint arbiters in dispute with South Korea over frozen assets

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has forwarded to the Parliament a motion to appoint arbiters in a dispute with South Korea over frozen Iranian assets in the East Asian country.

Expert: Anti-Iran comments by China, Iraq and S Korea show they ignore Iran’s interests  

An Iranian political expert has said the stance of the leaders of China, South Korea and Iraq on Iran show that they think it’s the right time to attack the Islamic Republic’s interests or at least ignore its interests.

S. Korea calls in Iran envoy in a tit-for-tat move

Iran and South Korea summoned each other's ambassadors in a deepening spat over the anti-Tehran remarks by South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol that described Tehran as the biggest threat to the United Arab Emirates.

Iran summons South Korean envoy, threatens to reconsider ties

Following the recent anti-Iran comments by South Korea’s president, the Iranian foreign ministry summoned Seul's envoy to Tehran, threatening to reconsider bilatetal ties.

South Korean president’s remarks on Iran-UAE ties lack diplomatic validity: Foreign ministry spokesman

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has strongly slammed South Korean president's remarks on Iran's relations with the United Arab Emirates as meddlesome and undiplomatic. Nasser Kanaani says Tehran expects an explanation from Seoul in this regard.

Embassy: 5 Iranians dead in Halloween crush in Seoul

The Iranian embassy in Seoul has confirmed the deaths of five Iranians in the Halloween stampede in the South Korean capital of Seoul.

Officials: Iranians among the dead in Seoul Halloween festivities

South Korea’s first big Halloween celebration since the end of Covid restrictions turned to tragedy on Saturday night, when at least 151 people, mostly teenagers and young adults, died as partygoers surged through a narrow alley in a popular nightlife district in Seoul, officials confirmed. The dead included several foreign nationals, including those from Iran.

Report: Iranian assets in South Korea to be released in exchange for release of American prisoners in Iran

Iranian media are reporting intensive negotiations with the US through a regional mediary to pave the way for the release of billions of dollars of Iranian assets blocked in other countries in exchange for the release of American prisoners in Iran.

Iran calls on South Korea to immediately release Tehran’s frozen assets

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Ali Bagheri has called on South Korea to unlock billions of dollars in frozen Iranian assets.

South Korea says discussing Iranian frozen funds with US

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.

Iranian Journalist: Now, It’s South Korea’s Turn!

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.

Iranian Central Bank confirms talks with South Korea over frozen assets

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 officials visit Seoul, demand S Korea to unlock frozen assets

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.

Report: South Korea plans to resume oil imports from Iran

A South Korean media report says the country plans to resume oil imports from Iran after a three-year pause.

Iran, South Korea hold working group talks on frozen assets

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.

Iran and S. Korea set for talks next month over frozen assets

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.

Report: South Korea, Iran mull paying Tehran UN debts

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.

Bagheri: South Korea obliged to release Iran’s assets

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

‘South Korean has not freed up Iran’s frozen assets’

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 ‘face mask donation’ triggers public backlash in Iran

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.

Iranian MP calls for reciprocal action against S Korea over frozen assets

A high-ranking Iranian MP says the Islamic Republic must take reciprocal action against South Korea’s move to freeze Iranian assets.

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