South Korean schools opened for the new school year on Tuesday amid a mix of anxiety and hopes, as the country is still fighting against the third wave of the pandemic, but much-anticipated vaccinations have finally begun.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a phone call with his South Korean counterpart on Wednesday said that over the past two and a half years Tehran-Seoul relations have been influenced by South Korea's “illegal” measures, urging Seoul to immediately change its approach toward releasing Tehran’s frozen assets.
South Korea is finalizing talks with the United States about using some of Iran's money frozen in Seoul under US sanctions to pay Tehran's UN dues in arrears, a South Korean Foreign Ministry official said Wednesday.
South Korea's consumer prices grew by less than one percent for the fourth straight month in January, data showed Tuesday, indicating that the country's inflationary pressure remains low amid the pandemic.
A move by South Korea toward releasing $7 billion in frozen Iranian funds may affect Iran’s Judiciary’s decision to resolve the seizure of a Korean ship being held for environmental pollution, a senior Iranian lawmaker said.