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US Sanctions Impede Anti-COVID19 Efforts, High Time to Depoliticize Situation - Iran UN Envoy
By Staff, Agencies
Iran's Permanent Envoy to the United Nations, Majid Takht Ravanchi slammed US sanctions that impeded efforts made by Iranian government and people to fight coronavirus.
"Returned to NY from Tehran last night. People and government of Iran [are] working hard to defeat #Covid_19, but US sanctions impeding their efforts," Takht Ravanchi posted on his Twitter account.
"High time for US to de-politicize this humanitarian endeavor and lift sanctions," he added.
The Iranian diplomat further noted that "Int'l crises necessitate genuine int'l efforts."
Relatively, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message on Friday referred to the UN chief, said he had urged the international community to disregard US' inhuman sanctions imposed on Iran.
"As the #COVID19 ravages Iran, we should recognize that viruses don't discriminate. To fight them, neither should humans," Zarif reiterated.
"It is unconscionable that the Government of the United States has not only increased what it shamefully calls “maximum pressure” on our people—just as the virus has spread and is killing our most vulnerable citizens—but that it additionally has the audacity to lecture us on containing the coronavirus as it itself is evidently incapable of containing its onslaught," the letter read.
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