According to Yonhap News Agency, Choi Jong-kyung-kyung, the first official (deputy minister) of the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on the 6th that the South Korean side believes that there is no evidence that South Korean ships have polluted the environment.
Choi Jong-kyung-kyung expressed the above at the emergency symposium of the Foreign Unification Committee of the Korean Council on the same day.
He pointed out that if it is marine pollution that can be identified by the naked eye, helicopters can be used to confirm it, but no relevant evidence has been found, and the ship sailed with complete safety devices.
According to Yonhap, a member of the Foreign Affairs Commission believes that the incident is related to Iran’s internal power struggle, its strategy against the United States, and South Korea’s frozen $7 billion in crude oil export.
Song Yongji, chairman of the Committee of Foreign Affairs, also pointed out at the meeting that although the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs claimed that this had nothing to do with the frozen $7 billion, it was doubtful.
Choi Jong-kyung-kyung said that the focus of the negotiations is to rescue detained South Korean citizens, and the freezing of funds will be negotiated separately with Iran.
Han Yi is communicating through a variety of channels. On the 4th local time, a South Korean transport ship sailing from Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates was detained by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran in the Persian Gulf. Iran said that the ship involved was detained for environmental pollution.