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Iran agrees to release sailors of seized South Korean oil tanker; captain to remain for management

Iran agrees to release sailors of seized South Korean oil tanker; captain to remain for management

SEOUL: Iran has agreed to release all sailors of a seized South Korean oil tanker except for the captain for its management, the foreign ministry confirmed Tuesday, capping weeks of tough negotiations between the two countries. The MT Hankuk Chemi, along with its 20 sailors, including five Koreans, has been held at an Iranian port […]

Seoul sends anti-piracy unit to Strait of Hormuz after Iran seizes South Korean tanker

Seoul sends anti-piracy unit to Strait of Hormuz after Iran seizes South Korean tanker

SEOUL: South Korea’s anti-piracy unit began operations in the Strait of Hormuz Tuesday to respond to heightened tensions after Iran’s seizure of a South Korean oil tanker, officials said. On Tuesday, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps seized the tanker, MT Hankuk Chemi, due to what Teheran claims to be environmental and chemical pollution by the […]

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