South Korea’s imports of Iranian crude last month reached 1.2 million tons, or 8.8 million barrels which was a 23-percent increase on February and a fivefold increase in January, when Korean refiners resumed their purchases of Iranian crude.
Now, however, South Korea and Japan are being extra careful: both countries suspended their purchases of Iranian crude ahead of the return of sanctions last November and then waited for two months before they resumed their buying of Iranian oil even though they were granted a sanction waiver.
South Korea was allowed under the sanction waiver to continue importing 200,000 bpd until May.
As President and Chief Operating Officer, McDougall will provide leadership to North American Helium’s expanding operations, including an increase in drilling activity in 2019 as well as construction of the company’s first production facility.
For months, employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross have made weekly visits to a detention camp in northern Syria bearing a photograph of a petite woman in her early 60s.
Months later, in phone calls, emails and text messages, the terrorist group negotiated with the Red Cross, initially demanding a ransom of less than 1 million euros (under £950,000) and calling for the release of detained Isis fighters.
Then, in what Mr Daccord called “a breakthrough”, several people who had escaped to detention camps in Iraq in late 2017 told Red Cross workers they had been treated by Ms Akavi in Syria.