South Korea will send a naval destroyer and 300 troops to the Strait of Hormuz, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday, after pressure from its ally the U.S. in the face of tensions between Washington and Tehran.
Iran has been blamed for a series of attacks on shipping vessels in the strait, a strategic chokepoint for the world's oil trade where the U.S. has deployed a naval mission.
But the request put Seoul in a dilemma: it has had diplomatic relations with Tehran since the early 1960s and until last year Iran was one of the resource-poor South's key oil suppliers.
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