Teheran, November 7 - Neftegaz.RU. The South Korean ambassador to Tehran said that despite the U.S. reimposing sanctions on Iran, South Korean Companies are willing to stay in Iran and continue their activities.
Speaking at the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Conference in Teheran, Yu Chang Hwang said, «[South] Korean companies are very eager to maintain their presence in Iran despite new [U.S.] sanctions, and the 2 countries will continue to pursue their cultural and diplomatic relations and goals with each other.»
«The fact is that South Korean companies are interested in working in Iran and want to continue their trade and business cooperation with Iran. Of course, the problem of unilateral sanctions imposed by the U.S. on Iran should be taken into consideration,» the ambassador said.
South Korea is the world’s 5th-largest crude oil importer, and as such an important client for Iran’s oil alongside China and India. South Korea is among the countries which have asked the U.S. for «maximum flexibility» on its request for a waiver to prevent their companies from being affected by renewed sanctions against Iran.