South Korean halts Iran’s oil imports

(VOVWORLD) - The US officially ends sanction waivers granted to eight countries and territories importing crude oil from Iran on May 2nd
South Korean halts Iran’s oil imports - ảnh 1Iran's oil refinery facility on Khark island (photo: AFP/VNA) 

One of the 8 countries, South Korea halted importing Iran’s oil the same day. Previously, the South Korean government failed to negotiate with the US to extend the sanction waiver.

South Korea imports Iranian condensate, a key raw material for petrochemicals. Iranian condensate accounted for nearly half of South Korea’s demand. Petrochemical companies said prices will likely increase when they seek other suppliers.

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