South Korean Ambassador to Tehran Yun Kang-hyeon was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs due to the statements made by South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol against Iran in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Iran summons South Korean Ambassador to Foreign Ministry.
In a written statement made by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, South Korea’s Ambassador to Tehran Yun Kang-hyeon said that South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol likened the relations between Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to his country’s relations with North Korea. It was reported that he was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the grounds that he described Turkey as the “enemy” of the UAE in the Persian Gulf.
In the statement, it was stated that Iran’s protest was conveyed to the Ambassador, and that an urgent response was requested from the Seoul administration regarding these words and that this approach should be corrected as soon as possible. Reminding the hostile approach of South Korea, including Iran’s money blocked in South Korea due to sanctions, the statement emphasized that the failure of the Seoul administration to take effective steps to solve the problems in bilateral relations will lead the Iranian side to review the relations between the two countries.
South Korean Ambassador Yun Kang-hyeon clarified the speeches of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and officials about Iran, stating that these statements have nothing to do with Iran, South Korea, UAE relations and that Iran will convey its reaction to the South Korean authorities.
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol made a speech against Iran during his visit to the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi, and said, “The security of our brother country, the UAE, is our security. The biggest threat and enemy to the UAE is Iran. Our enemy is North Korea. “We are in a very similar situation with the UAE,” he said.