Iran refuses to return captured tanker to South Korea


Tehran refuses to negotiate with Seoul over return captured On January 4, 2021, the IRGC of Iran in the Strait of Hormuz of the chemical tanker MT Hankuk Chemi, sailing under the flag of South Korea and owned by DM Shipping Co. On January 7, the South Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo wrote about this, referring to the foreign ministries of Iran and South Korea.


On January 5, the South Korean Foreign Ministry cheerfully informed the public that Seoul had managed to negotiate with Tehran on a diplomatic settlement of the incident. However, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Said Khatibzade said that Tehran objects to the visit of South Korean officials to its territory "in any form."

Moreover, the Iranian authorities repeated what they had voiced earlier, without moving a single step from their position. From their point of view, this is purely “technical question ", which has nothing to do with policy and economic problems between the two countries. They claim that the ship violated the ecology of the region by polluting the waters of the Persian Gulf.

At the same time, Iranian media, starting with the Tasnim agency and ending with the Esfashan-e Emrooz newspaper, chorus publish photographs of the ship with headlines like "Thief is caught." They openly write that the hijacking of the ship is directly related to the "frozen billions" in South Korea for oil and other goods supplied by Iran. Tehran intends to return them at any cost, and a ship with a cargo of 7,2 thousand tons of ethanol and a crew, in the form of hostages, is perfect for this.

It should be noted that the ship's crew consists of 20 people who are citizens of South Korea, Indonesia, Myanmar (Burma) and Vietnam. The Iranians, apparently, want to conduct an exchange for $ 7-9 billion, which have been "stuck" since 2018 in South Korean banks at the request of the United States. Moreover, Tehran has repeatedly turned to Seoul with requests to "behave logically and responsibly" and return the money. According to the Iranians, "the behavior of the South Korean government in this matter is not clear," the media concluded.
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  1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 7 January 2021 16: 34
    +3
    For 30 years in foreign economic activity he worked in total, including with Iranians. So that they do not receive payments for the delivered goods, and even a total of 7 billion? Yes, it's more real to meet a dinosaur on the Arbat ...
    1. Binder Offline Binder
      Binder (Miron) 7 January 2021 17: 27
      -17%
      Yes, just chaos, stupid bravado, thickly seasoned with Muslim arrogance. Like - "I swayed the pipe at your house!" It is treated elementary - two: left lateral along the body, right straight to the head. Well, in the case of Koreans, based on the nat. priorities, - knee in the groin, heel to the forehead or something like that ...
      1. eco3 Offline eco3
        eco3 (erwin vercauteren) 8 January 2021 06: 21
        +5
        Well, speaking of lawlessness, look who says (((hypocritical fascist disguised as a victim of the Holocaust)))) speaks of lawlessness, that such a feeling of difference now Uncle Sam is going down the drain just like the great Israeli project and their Hasidic psychos Iran is doing a great job, at least they have the courage to do something in the light of day and effectively despite the Jewish cowards and their attacks on the army that is fighting ISIS and other scum.
        1. Binder Offline Binder
          Binder (Miron) 8 January 2021 06: 54
          -7
          Quote: eco3
          Uncle Sam goes down the drain just like the great Israeli project

          The United States and Israel are doing great, but the Persians are fucked up in any case. laughing
  2. Pandiurin Offline Pandiurin
    Pandiurin (Pandiurin) 7 January 2021 18: 47
    0
    apparently, they want to exchange for $ 7-9 billion.

    Probably one tanker is not enough.
    He is most likely insured.
    And if they do not give it back for a long time, then YK will compensate the cost of the tanker and downtime, cargo, etc. of the money that was frozen.
    1. Pivander Offline Pivander
      Pivander (Alex) 7 January 2021 19: 39
      +5
      And for the natives on board the tanker, will they also pay compensation and leave them to rot in Iran?
      1. Pandiurin Offline Pandiurin
        Pandiurin (Pandiurin) 8 January 2021 14: 25
        +2
        Quote: Pivander
        And for the natives on board the tanker, will they also pay compensation and leave them to rot in Iran?

        It seems that they are charged with violation of environmental rules, pollution with oil products.
        It's big, but fine.
        The delay of the ship can be justified by securing the payment of a fine.
        Well, maybe the captain, he is responsible for everything. there is no reason to detain the rest of the team for more than the time of establishing citizenship and issuing travel documents.
        They are not smugglers, even if they were, then Iran has nothing to do with it. It is neither a port of departure nor a destination and the vessel is not under the Iranian flag.

        The owner of the vessel will rather be interested in leaving the crew (or part of it) on the ship, so that they ensure safe parking and the safety of the cargo.
    2. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
      Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 8 January 2021 06: 48
      +3
      The precedent is important, the demonstration.
      First one tanker, then the second ...
      And the prospects for the closure of shipping for South Korea in the Persian Gulf.
      And what, in this case, are the losses of the parties.
  3. Vadim Ananyin Offline Vadim Ananyin
    Vadim Ananyin (Vadim Ananyin) 7 January 2021 20: 44
    +6
    I wonder if the United States will sign to fight for Korea with Iran, for democracy and freedom of oppressed Koreans? Or experience with the Marines on the motorboat tells them not to.
    Something doubtful, I think Korea will have to wait for the weather by the sea.
    1. Mantrid Machina Offline Mantrid Machina
      Mantrid Machina (Mantrid Machina) 8 January 2021 10: 51
      +3
      Will not subscribe. For a war with Iran, they need a coalition, they will not risk it alone. For in the case of Iran, the striped ones risk getting a second Vietnam.
      1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
        Piramidon (Stepan) 8 January 2021 13: 55
        +1
        Quote: Mantrid Machina
        For a war with Iran, they need a coalition

        There will be no business behind this. The Yankees have vassals above the roof. Not today, tomorrow they will subscribe. And the first will be the most devoted mongrels from Kiev.
        1. Mantrid Machina Offline Mantrid Machina
          Mantrid Machina (Mantrid Machina) 9 January 2021 10: 22
          +1
          And nevertheless, this fact does not negate the Iranian "Vietnam", including for the coalition.
        2. Ravshan Dzhamshutovich (Ravshan Dzhamshutovich) 15 January 2021 14: 13
          -2
          mongrels from Kiev

          Hmm, and it was worth fighting with my brother, squeezing his property, fighting him ?! For what? For the sake of the fact that you are now enemies for several generations at least?
      2. Ravshan Dzhamshutovich (Ravshan Dzhamshutovich) 15 January 2021 14: 14
        -1
        A hot war is just the last resort!
        The US has many other levers of influence over the actions of terrorists and pirates from Iran!
    2. Ravshan Dzhamshutovich (Ravshan Dzhamshutovich) 15 January 2021 14: 20
      -2
      Did someone attack South Korea? And the seizure of ships is just piracy!
  4. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 8 January 2021 04: 42
    +8
    They openly write that the hijacking of the ship is directly related to the "frozen billions" in South Korea for oil and other goods supplied by Iran.

    Tellingly, about the tanker will be hysterical in full, but about the "frozen billions" silence, as if it should be. South Korean lackeys have fulfilled the will of the white Sahib, and they will have to deal with the consequences in splendid isolation. Such is the servant's share.
    1. Ravshan Dzhamshutovich (Ravshan Dzhamshutovich) 15 January 2021 14: 10
      -3
      They froze for the cause, and the seizure of ships is piracy!
      Further, most likely (if the Iranians do not come to their senses) will be a ban on ships flying the Iranian flag to enter any ports around the world, including Russian ports - and what, Russia turns out to be a slave to the United States then ?!
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 15 January 2021 14: 18
        +2
        They froze for the cause, and the seizure of ships is piracy!

        What kind of ships are these? The Koreans also froze the money of the USA and England, or is it different?
        The tanker was recently seized, the money has been frozen since the summer.

        Further, most likely (if the Iranians do not come to their senses) will be a ban on ships flying the Iranian flag to enter any ports around the world, including Russian ports - and what, Russia turns out to be a slave to the United States then ?!

        Whose ban? UN or nagolosax? Do they take on too much? Let your ban be rolled up into a neat tube, and then as an erotic fantasy will tell hi
  5. Mantrid Machina Offline Mantrid Machina
    Mantrid Machina (Mantrid Machina) 8 January 2021 10: 49
    +7
    This is how it should be punished by throwing, and not by flapping ears am
    1. Ravshan Dzhamshutovich (Ravshan Dzhamshutovich) 15 January 2021 14: 07
      -3
      South Korea did not throw anyone! Unlike Iran.
  6. bratchanin3 Offline bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 (Gennady) 8 January 2021 15: 30
    +4
    Very good diplomacy from Iran! They responded with lawlessness to lawlessness - all to be honest.
    1. Ravshan Dzhamshutovich (Ravshan Dzhamshutovich) 15 January 2021 14: 06
      -4
      And what may Iran have responded to?
      Or maybe it was Iran that did it? !!
  7. PRAVDORUB_2 Offline PRAVDORUB_2
    PRAVDORUB_2 (المسلما المحب في الله) 11 January 2021 10: 00
    +1
    Quote: Bindyuzhnik
    Yes, just chaos, stupid bravado, thickly seasoned with Muslim arrogance. Like - "I swayed the pipe at your house!" It is treated elementary - two: left lateral along the body, right straight to the head. Well, in the case of Koreans, based on the nat. priorities, - knee in the groin, heel to the forehead or something like that ...

    What does bravado have to do with it? This is business, nothing personal. Debts have to be paid !! You might think Israel would have forgiven anyone a thread of debts ... Yes, you strangle anyone for a ruble, even your brother! So do not blah blah .. Iran is doing the right thing, and it should be with those US hangers-on who fulfill their whims.
    1. Ravshan Dzhamshutovich (Ravshan Dzhamshutovich) 15 January 2021 14: 05
      -3
      This is not a whim at all.
      Well-founded sanctions were imposed on Iran for supporting international terrorism and for its nuclear program!
      And why don't you digest the USA like that? At least they are not your enemy! On the contrary, you should bow to them on the knees.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 15 January 2021 15: 16
        +2
        This is not a whim at all.

        This is not a whim, this is the impudence of snickering boors.

        Well-founded sanctions were imposed on Iran for supporting international terrorism and for its nuclear program!

        Sanctions are imposed by the UN Security Council, the rest is restriction. Therefore, we put on the impositioners and their hangers-on.

        And why don't you digest the USA like that? At least they are not your enemy! On the contrary, you should bow to them on the knees.

        We do not digest you even more, no one loves lackeys.
        By the way, Russia is legally enshrined in the United States as an enemy, along with Iran. And Cuba has been declared a sponsor of terrorism. The fact that you do not know this is your problem.
      2. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
        Piramidon (Stepan) 16 January 2021 00: 58
        0
        Quote: Ravshan Dzhamshutovich
        you must bow to them on the knees.

        So you bow down. We got used to crawling on our knees and licking the owners.



  8. PRAVDORUB_2 Offline PRAVDORUB_2
    PRAVDORUB_2 (المسلما المحب في الله) 11 January 2021 10: 01
    +1
    Quote: Piramidon
    Quote: Mantrid Machina
    For a war with Iran, they need a coalition

    There will be no business behind this. The Yankees have vassals above the roof. Not today, tomorrow they will subscribe. And the first will be the most devoted mongrels from Kiev.

    Something doesn't look like .. 42g is already being assembled, but everything is slipping through the fingers again, the USA is at a loss.
  9. PRAVDORUB_2 Offline PRAVDORUB_2
    PRAVDORUB_2 (المسلما المحب في الله) 11 January 2021 10: 02
    +2
    Quote: Mantrid Machina
    У

    Rather worse than Vietnam ..
  10. PRAVDORUB_2 Offline PRAVDORUB_2
    PRAVDORUB_2 (المسلما المحب في الله) 11 January 2021 10: 04
    +1
    Quote: Vadim Ananyin
    I wonder if the United States will sign to fight for Korea with Iran, for democracy and freedom of oppressed Koreans? Or experience with the Marines on the motorboat tells them not to.
    Something doubtful, I think Korea will have to wait for the weather by the sea.

    It is unlikely .. The time of the USA is gone .. Now they can be hit hard and accurately so that their fighting fervor disappears ..
    1. Ravshan Dzhamshutovich (Ravshan Dzhamshutovich) 15 January 2021 14: 01
      -3
      The time has come...
  11. Ravshan Dzhamshutovich (Ravshan Dzhamshutovich) 15 January 2021 13: 59
    -3
    So this is pure piracy!
    And the frozen accounts of Iran - well, all questions are to the United States and the UN.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 15 January 2021 15: 19
      +1
      And the frozen accounts of Iran - well, all questions to the United States and the UN

      Has the UN account frozen?
      The United States really has accumulated questions, they will answer for everything.
      And further....
      Your forelock has come unstuck smile
  12. PRAVDORUB_2 Offline PRAVDORUB_2
    PRAVDORUB_2 (المسلما المحب في الله) 15 January 2021 18: 31
    +1
    Quote: Ravshan Dzhamshutovich
    This is not a whim at all.
    Well-founded sanctions were imposed on Iran for supporting international terrorism and for its nuclear program!
    And why don't you digest the USA like that? At least they are not your enemy! On the contrary, you should bow to them on the knees.

    You are used to bowing, so bow to the devils, this is your destiny ..
    the Iranians themselves bring the Americans to their knees ..