Yonhap news on January 8th that after Iran reiterated its position that the issue of detaining South Korean tankers was resolved through judicial procedures rather than diplomatic negotiations, some public opinion worried that the crew would be difficult to release soon.
According to the report, Iran hopes to discuss the use of $7 billion frozen in banks in South Korea as a matter of priority, and whether the South Korean government can propose a satisfactory solution for Iran is of concern.
According to the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the 8th, a South Korean delegation to Iran to negotiate the early release of South Korean tankers and crews arrived in Tehran, the capital of Iran, the day before yesterday.
It is reported that the delegation and the Korean Embassy in Iran jointly examined the current situation and planned a plan to lift the detention measures.
However, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Said Khatibzad said on the 7th local time that the main topic was how to deal with frozen Iranian funds in South Korea. The implication is that the issue of arresting ships is not a priority for negotiations.