Iran releases South Korean oil tanker seized in January

Iran has released a South Korean-flagged oil tanker seized in January at a time when Tehran urged Seoul to release several billion euros frozen due to US sanctions, the Foreign Ministry in Seoul announced on Friday (April 9). .

The Hankuk Chemi had been seized and its crew arrested by the Revolutionary Guards, the ideological army of the Islamic Republic. In a statement, the South Korean ministry clarified that the captain of the vessel has been released and that the tanker is “Left safely today”.

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