In this photo released by the Iranian Foreign Ministry, South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong Kun, center left, speaks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center right, during their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Iran’s foreign minister on Monday told the visiting South Korean delegation that the release of a Korean vessel and its crew seized by Iranian forces is a matter for the courts and out of the administration’s hands, state media reported. (Iranian Foreign Ministry via AP) (Associated Press)
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s foreign minister told a visiting South Korean delegation Monday that the release of its vessel and crew seized by Iranian forces is a matter for the courts and out of the government’s hands, state media reported.
The development comes amid an escalating financial dispute between the countries.