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S. Korea mulls halt to Iranian oil imports: source
By Lee Chi-dong
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean government is considering a drastic cut or suspension of crude oil imports from Iran to join efforts by the U.S. and other allies to toughen sanctions on the Middle Eastern nation accused of developing a uranium-based nuclear program, an informed diplomatic source here said Thursday.

Imposing bilateral sanctions on Iran is "shaping up as an obligation as a responsible member of the international community, not a matter of choice," the source said, requesting anonymity due to the sensitiveness of the issue.





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