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Seoul still seeks waiver from sanctions on Iran

Beijing, the Foreign Minister of South Korea said in a statement on Wednesday it keeps demanding exemption from the US oil sanctions on Iran and will continue to negotiate with Washington.

According to the South Korean News Agency, Yonhap, South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the meeting was held on Tuesday to discuss exemptions from the US sanctions on Iran oil exports, but the two sides have not arrived at any conclusion yet.

The meeting was attended by Yun Kang-hyeon, South Korea's Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs, and the Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources, Frantz Fanon.

Following withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal, the United States has pushed a number of Iranian oil importers, including South Korea, to stop purchasing Iranian crude, but the pressure has not borne any fruit so far.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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