Does South Korea send troops to the Strait of Hormuz? This is a question. Iran's ambassador to South Korea, Shabestari, said Thursday that if South Korea decides to send troops to join the U.S.-led coalition, Iran may reconsider its diplomatic relations with South Korea.
In an interview, Mr. Shabestari said the U.S. assassination of Iranian heroes had trampled on the dignity of the Iranian people, and that if South Korea decided to send troops at this time, the Iranian people would be difficult to accept and very angry. \"If other countries were involved in the military activities of the Strait of Hormuz, we would not stand idly by,\" he said.
Asked if south korea's troop support for the american alliance would lead to a breakdown in relations between tehran and seoul, shabestari said,\" it could have an impact.\" South Korean companies are also likely to lose the Iranian market and Iranians may choose to boycott South Korean goods, he said.
Referring to Iran's attacks on U.S. military bases in Iraq, Shabestari said that in any retaliatory action by Iran,\" our aim is not to kill any American, but to show the firm will to fight back when we are hit.\"
U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Harry Moore, said on Monday. In an interview with South Korea's KBS, Harry Harris said he hoped South Korea would send troops to defend its strategic location, the Strait of Hormuz. In response, Shabestari said \"third countries should not interfere in bilateral relations between South Korea and Iran.\"
\"No, I don't think so,\" the ambassador said of the possibility of a full-scale war between the United States and Iraq. I think both sides are trying to ease tensions in the region and I don't think there will be war. But it depends on what the United States does. Although iran \"prefers peace and stability in the region, we do not seek war \", he added,\" if anyone attacks, we will fight back.\"
Recently, tensions between the United States and Iraq have intensified, and South Korea's government is in a dilemma over whether to send troops to the Strait of Hormuz. South korea's deployment of troops to the straits of hormuz could lead to a deterioration in relations with iran and possibly even a direct involvement in the war, the ap reported on june 6th. Mr Harris, the US ambassador to South Korea, made it clear that South Korea wanted to send troops.
South korea's foreign minister, kang jing, attended a plenary meeting of the foreign unification committee of south korea's parliament on september 9th. South korea's position on sending troops to the straits of hormuz may not be the same as that of the united states, considering the current situation and its bilateral relations with the middle east. (Overseas Internet\/Zhu Xiao)