South Korea and the United States discussed extension for Iranian oil imports


According to a Seoul official, South Korean delegates, led by Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs Yoon Kang-hyun, met their U.S. Counterparts in Washington on Monday and reiterated South Korea’s call for the U.S. To exercise the utmost flexibility in allowing it to import Iranian oil.

The South Korean side emphasized the importance of Iranian condensate for South Korean oil refiners and petrochemical firms.

The official said the U.S. side, while reaffirming its basic stance to further apply pressure and sanctions on Tehran, will take into consideration South Korea’s stance and unique situation.