Iran hopes that South Korea will NOT join a U.S.-led military coalition for maritime security in the Strait of Hormuz.
This according to an Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson. in an interview with Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency which came after defense chiefs of South Korea and the U.S. met in Seoul last Friday.
During that meeting,. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper asked for Seoul's cooperation to ensure freedom of navigation in the strait.
This is the first time that Iran has mentioned South Korea regarding the matter,… asking it to take a neutral stance as it doesn't want their good ties to sour.