Thursday, October 20, 2005

Iran 'slaps ban on South Korean imports' :: Gulf News

Iran appears to have imposed a ban on South Korean imports in retaliation for Seoul backing a UN nuclear agency resolution.

Tehran said last month it could use trade to punish countries that voted for an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resolution that would send Tehran's nuclear programmes to the UN Security Council for possible sanctions.
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Iran is usually one of the top five oil suppliers to South Korea, which is the world's fourth biggest crude buyer.
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South Korean exports to Iran were worth a staggering $2.1 billion last year, according to data released in Tehran from Kotra.
I wonder if there's any connection between Iran's sanctions on South Korea all these stories about warm relations between the UAE and South Korea here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.



Blogger moryarti said...

if i am not mistaken, there was a media trip organized by DTCM for some Korean media - thats why there has been great stories on UAE (Dubai in specific).. its an old but very effective promotion tactic ..

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$2.1 biilion in exports to Iran indicates that a lot of people in Iran like Korean products. Now some tight turban mullah is going to take all that away because he is in a snit? One more step toward revolution.

9:49 PM  
Blogger Emirati said...

Excellent, until they open negotiation on the islands, the closer they get to teh stone age, the better

4:37 AM  

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