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South Korea Envoy in Tehran: Seoul Drew on Sagacity to Win Trump Oil Exemptions

A large number of chemical and petrochemical industries in S. Korea would have suffered if their efforts to get waivers from US sanctions had failed
South Korea Envoy in Tehran: Seoul Drew on Sagacity to Win Trump Oil Exemptions South Korea Envoy in Tehran: Seoul Drew on Sagacity to Win Trump Oil Exemptions

Not purchasing any oil from Iran for four consecutive months was not Seoul’s choice, it was indeed part of a strategy “premised on sagacity” to be able to win  waivers from the United States, Ryu Jeong-hyun, South Korea’s ambassador to Tehran, told Shana on Saturday.
"My government was fully aware of the importance of importing Iranian crude oil for private refiners. For this reason we started lengthy negotiations with the US simultaneous to pressuring private oil buyers to cut their import from Iran," Ryu said.

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