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  • Iranian naval vessels have reportedly seized a tanker ship flag to South Korea and its crew members that were operating in the Gulf.

  • Iranian media outlets say the vessel was taken for polluting the seaway with chemicals.

  • But it comes at a difficult time between the two countries because Iran has over $7 billion frozen in South Korean banks due to US sanctions, and South Korea's deputy foreign minister is expected to visit Iran within days discuss those frozen assets.

  • The tanker is called the Hang Cool.

  • Commie is said to have been carrying 7200 tons of ethanol was seized by Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

  • It's now being held at a port on the Iranian coast.

  • The crew reportedly includes members from South Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar.

  • Shipping analysts suggest this ship was traveling between Saudi Arabia and the U.

Iranian naval vessels have reportedly seized a tanker ship flag to South Korea and its crew members that were operating in the Gulf.

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Iran seizes South Korean tanker: reports

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/04
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