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South Korea’s ex-deputy FM appointed as ambassador to Iran

South Korea’s ex-deputy FM appointed as ambassador to Iran

Tehran (ISNA) – Yun Kang-hyeon, a career diplomat known for his expertise on bilateral, multilateral, political and economic affairs, was appointed as new South Korean ambassador to Iran, the Foreign Ministry announced.

While serving as the deputy minister for economic affairs from 2017-2020, Yun was in charge of the negotiations with Tehran over Iranian funds frozen at South Korean banks due to US sanctions.

“We expect that Yun will play a key role in stably managing and enhancing the bilateral relations with Iran at a time when the South Korea-Iran relationship has become more important than ever,” a ministry official said.

Entering the foreign service in 1987, Yun has served at the missions to the United Nations, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Laos, Myanmar and Uzbekistan.

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