On 4 January 2021, less than a week before the scheduled visit of South Korea’s First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun, Iran seized the South Korean chemical tanker Hankuk Chemi and its 20-member crew near the Strait of Hormuz between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. What is the political background to the new tensions?
|Media of output||Korea Chair Explains|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Jan 2021|