Tuesday, January 18, 2022


Iran-South Korea Relations

Iran Seizes South Korean-Flagged Chemical Tanker in Persian Gulf

Iran has seized a South-Korean-flagged chemical tanker in its southern waters over "chemical pollution" of the Persian Gulf, informed sources say.

Iran Says Efforts Underway to Return Its Frozen Assets from Other Countries

The Iranian government spokesman says efforts are being made to bring back Iranian foreign currency assets deposited at banks of other countries.

Rouhani Condemns US for Sanctions on Medical Supplies

The Iranian president has lashed out at the US for pressuring countries into blocking Iranian assets to prevent it from buying medicines and medical equipment.

Iran Filing Lawsuit against Korean Banks for Seizing Its Assets

Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the country is filing lawsuits against “delinquent” South Korean banks which have seized Iran’s money.

Iran May Reconsider Ties with S Korea over Frozen Assets: MP

An Iranian lawmaker says Seoul’s move to block Tehran's assets would not go unanswered, and Tehran may reconsider its trade relations with South Korea.

Iran after Release of Currency Assets Abroad: President

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani says diplomatic and economic officials have launched a push to free the country’s foreign currency assets in the other countries in order to reduce susceptibility to any currency market volatility.

Official Presses S. Korea to Free Iran’s Assets

Iranian President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi has called on South Korea to unfreeze Iran’s financial resources and avoid sacrificing its interests in Iran for the US demands.

Seoul’s Excuse to Freeze Iran’s Oil Revenues ‘Unacceptable’

The spokesperson for the Iranian administration has called on South Korea to unblock the petrodollars it owes to Iran, currently frozen in the Korean banks.

Halt to Tehran-Seoul Trade Ties ‘Temporary’, Analyst Says

A senior economic analyst believes the current disruption to bilateral trade between Iran and South Korea is temporary, and there is reason to be optimistic about future economic ties. 

Tehran Blasts Seoul for Misnaming, Militarizing Persian Gulf

Tehran has censured South Korea for misnaming the Persian Gulf and sending a military mission to the waters south of Iran under pressure from the United States.

Iran Exporting Nanofibre Masks to S Korea, Turkey, Thailand

An Iranian knowledge-based company has begun exporting nanofibre masks to three foreign countries.

LG, Samsung Deny Leaving Iran over US Sanctions: Report

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics has denied reports that it was withdrawing from the Iranian market in the face of US sanctions, London-based bne IntelliNews says.

‘Some Korean SMEs Go Bankrupt after US Sanctions against Iran’

The Chairman of Iran-South Korea Joint Chamber of Commerce says following the cutback in economic relations between Tehran and Seoul due to US sanctions, many small or medium-sized companies (SMEs) that had ties with Iran have gone almost bankrupt.

‘Seoul Keen to Keep Good Ties with Tehran despite Sanctions’

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha has expressed her country’s willingness to maintain its friendly relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran despite the anti-Iran pressures.

Iran Reliable Partner for S Korea: Seoul

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has hailed the historical relations between Seoul and Tehran saying that his country attaches significant importance to Iran as a reliable partner.

Iran FM Holds High-Level Talks in New York

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday held separate meetings with his counterparts from a number of countries on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Iran Keen to Boost Ties with S. Korea, Vietnam: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran is eager to further develop its bilateral relations with Seoul and Hanoi.

South Korea Rejects Reports on Stopping Oil Imports from Iran

The South Korean embassy in Tehran has rejected the groundless reports on suspending its shipments of Iranian crude oil and gas condensates in July.

400 Publishers from 50 States Attending Tehran Book Fair

The 31st Tehran International Book Fair has drawn more publishers and authors from around the world this year compared to previous years.

Iran, South Korea Discuss Commercialising Nanotechnology Products

Iranian nanotechnology firms held their first meeting with South Korean companies this week in a bid to explore grounds for cooperation and commercialisation of products.

Iran Welcomes Recent Détente on Korean Peninsula

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has welcomed the positive developments and de-escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula.

Iranian Zurkhaneh Sports Growing Popular in South Korea

In recent years, South Korea has shown its interest in developing the Zurkhaneh (Pahlavani) sports through the management of the issues related to this original Iranian sport across the Asian continent.

Iran to Build Solar Power Plant with S. Korean Investment

Iran plans to build a new solar power plant in the Zarandieh town of Markazi Province as part of a project mainly funded by a South Korean company.  

PyeongChang Olympics Organizers Apologize to Iranian Athletes

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games has extended official apology to Iranian olympians over its decision to exclude them from Samsung Electronics’ welcoming pack.

Iran May Ban Import of Samsung Products after Olympics Controversy

Iran has urged the Samsung Electronics to immediately apologize over its decision to deny Iranian athletes the free smartphones given as a gift to all Olympics athletes, otherwise the country may ban the import of all Samsung phones.

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