Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran February 2 announced that Tehran had allowed the crew of the Korean oil tanker to leave the country, at the request of Seoul.
A spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry stated: “In a humanitarian move by Iran, shipper of the Tankers South Korea is accused of doing Environmental pollution in the Gulf of Persia has been allowed to leave. “
Earlier, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on January 4 arrested South Korea’s MT Hankuk Chemi for oil pollution. However, the ship’s operator MT Hankuk Chemi has denied the Iranian side’s allegations.
[Iran nêu điều kiện để thả tàu MT Hankuk Chemi Hàn Quốc]
This ship carries out the voyage from Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a crew of 20 people who are citizens of many countries, including Vietnam.
The ship is anchored at a port in Bandar Abbas – a city on the southern coast of Iran. The Korean government has promoted many diplomatic measures to soon release the ship and its crew.