Iran Demands $6 Billion Oil Payment From South Korea: Chosun

Iran Demands $6 Billion Oil Payment From South Korea: Chosun(Bloomberg) — Iran’s Foreign Ministry called in the South Korean ambassador last month to demand payment of 7 trillion won ($6 billion) for oil it sold to the Asian country, Chosun Ilbo reported, citing officials it didn’t identify.Iran expressed “strong regret” over Seoul’s failure to complete the payment, which has been deposited at two South Korean banks without being transferred to Iran’s central bank for years due to U.S. sanctions against the Middle Eastern country, the newspaper said. It added that other Iranian authorities including the central bank also complained.South Korea sent a delegation to the Middle East late last month and explained that the country will cooperate with the U.S. to successfully complete transfer of the payment, it added.To contact the reporter on this story: Kanga Kong in Seoul at kkong50@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Scott at bscott66@bloomberg.net, Sara Marley, Siraj DatooFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

Navy commander: Motive unknown for Pearl Harbor shooting

Navy commander: Motive unknown for Pearl Harbor shootingA Navy commander says the motive is unknown for a Pearl Harbor shooting that left two civilian workers and the attacker dead. Shipyard commander Capt. Greg Burton made the announcement in an “All Hands” message sent Friday. “The investigation continues, but there is currently no known motive and no information to indicate the sailor knew any of the victims,” Burton said according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, which obtained a copy of the letter.

Sanders retracts endorsement in US House race after backlash

Sanders retracts endorsement in US House race after backlashBernie Sanders retracted his endorsement for online news personality Cenk Uygur in a California congressional race on Friday after coming under fire from supporters for backing someone who had made demeaning and controversial comments about women, Muslims and African Americans. The Vermont senator endorsed Uygur the day before in the special election to replace former California Rep. Katie Hill.