The South Korean Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that Tehran’s ambassador to Seoul had been summoned to the ministry under the pretext of a report by an Iranian newspaper, Mehr News Agency reported, quoting Yonhap News Agency.
According to the media, South Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Yeo Seung-bae summoned Saeed Badamchi Shabestari, Iran’s ambassador to Seoul, to express his country’s concern over a recent report by the Kayhan newspaper. .
Seoul’s pretext for this action is the report of Kayhan newspaper, which wrote that Tehran should prevent the passage of its ships in the Strait of Hormuz due to the non-release of its blocked assets in the banks of South Korea.
According to the South Korean Foreign Ministry, Saeed Badamchi Shabestari said during the meeting that the newspaper’s article was not in line with Tehran’s official position.
Seoul claims that it can not return Tehran’s multibillion-dollar assets under the pretext of US unilateral sanctions against Iran.