Washington: We will help South Korea find alternatives to Iranian oil
US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Francis Fanon said [size=13]Washington would continue to help South Korea find alternatives to Iranian oil imports.
The decision was made after a year of consultations with South Korea and other importing countries, and all importers are treated on an equal footing, Fanon said in an interview with South Korean Yonhap News Agency to comment on Washington's announcement to end the exemption for the purchase of Iranian oil.
He pointed out that the alliance between Washington and Seoul is permanent and ongoing, saying that "the ongoing discussions to help South Korea, continued for a year, and will continue because the coalition is very important in many areas outside this area."
Vanun pointed out that there are increasing quantities of oil and condensates in the market; to meet the global demands, adding that for alternative sources identified, it is up to South Korean companies to make a decision.