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Official off to U.S. over Iran sanctions

South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Chun Yung-woo headed to the United States yesterday for talks on sanctions against Iran, an official said, as Seoul weighs possible financial measures to meet Washington’s demand for more sanctions against Tehran.

Chun is visiting the United States through Friday as head of an inter-agency team of officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Ministry of Strategy and Finance and the financial services commission, the official said on customary condition of anonymity.

The delegation is expected to meet for talks with Robert Einhorn - a State Department official overseeing sanctions on North Korea and Iran - and other senior officials.

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