MP: Freezing Iran's foreign earnings in South Korea is against int'l law

Tehran (IP) - A member of the Iranian Parliament’s presiding board, in a meeting with the South Korean ambassador in Tehran, said that Iran's lack of access to its foreign earnings in South Korean banks is against trade and international law.

Iran PressIran news: In a meeting with South Korea's Ambassador to Tehran Yun Kang-Hyeon on Monday, Alireza Salimi said: "Tehran-Seoul relations have always been good, but due to the wrong policy of the Seoul in recent years, its place, in Iranian public opinion, has been severely damaged."

"Seoul's adherence to the hostile policies of the United States is not acceptable at all," Iran's parliament’s presiding board added.

Salimi said: "After the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), S. Korea even refused to send medicine to Iran, which was not included in the sanctions."

South Korean Ambassador to Tehran Eun Kang-Hyun also expressed hope for releasing Iran's foreign resources in South Korean banks, stating: "The South Korean government seeks to resolve the issue and will do the best of its ability in this direction."


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