The seized South Korean-flagged tanker Hankuk Chemi is escorted by Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats in the Persian Gulf last month. Photo: Tasnim News Agency via AP The seized South Korean-flagged tanker Hankuk Chemi is escorted by Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats in the Persian Gulf last month. Photo: Tasnim News Agency via AP
The seized South Korean-flagged tanker Hankuk Chemi is escorted by Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats in the Persian Gulf last month. Photo: Tasnim News Agency via AP
South Korea

Asian crew of seized South Korean tanker to be released by Iran in ‘humanitarian move’

  • The crew of the Hankuk Chemi, from South Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar, were detained on January 4 by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards
  • Tehran has denied that the tanker’s seizure is connected the billions of dollar of Iranian assets frozen in South Korea because of US sanctions

Topic |   South Korea
The seized South Korean-flagged tanker Hankuk Chemi is escorted by Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats in the Persian Gulf last month. Photo: Tasnim News Agency via AP The seized South Korean-flagged tanker Hankuk Chemi is escorted by Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats in the Persian Gulf last month. Photo: Tasnim News Agency via AP
The seized South Korean-flagged tanker Hankuk Chemi is escorted by Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats in the Persian Gulf last month. Photo: Tasnim News Agency via AP
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