South Korea to send delegation after Iran seizes tanker

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South Korea says it will send a delegation to Iran “at the earliest possible date” to try to negotiate the release of an oil tanker seized by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Monday. Iran says the ship violated pollution rules, which its operators deny. Meanwhile, a South Korean warship with an anti-piracy unit has moved close to the Strait of Hormuz. The incident comes amid tensions over Iranian funds frozen in South Korean banks because of US sanctions. “A delegation… will be dispatched to Iran at the earliest possible date to try to resolve the matter through bilateral negotiations,” foreign ministry spokesman Choi Young-sam told reporters.