Loading of tankers with Iranian oil and gas condensate
and oil purchase from Iran to South Korea is still continuing, said the embassy
in a message on Saturday, July 7, 2018.
South Korean government is in talks with the US government
to obtain a sanctions waiver to continue oil purchase from Iran in case of re-imposed
American sanctions on Tehran, the message added.
South Korea has purchased an average of 262,000
barrels per day of crude oil and gas condensate from Iran over the course of the past 3
months of the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 21. After
China and India, South Korea is Iran's biggest Asian oil buyer.
reports in recent days indicating that Seoul has stopped importing petroleum
from Iran due to fear from US sanctions for buying oil from Iran.