Iran’s Medical Sciences Academy Letter to UN: History Will Judge Int’l Organizations’ Silence towards US Crimes
President of Iran’s Academy of Medical Sciences, Seyed Alireza Marandi, sent the United Nations Chief, Antonio Guterres a letter slamming the international organizations’ silence and ineffectiveness towards the United States’ crimes against Iran.
As the US continues to impose sanctions and humanitarian and health terrorism amid the global Coronavirus outbreak, Seyed Marandi told the UN chief that history will judge their inaction.
He also noted that the toothless institutions are complicit in the crimes, stressing that “we will undoubtedly see the unraveling of our world order because of this refusal to take action against crass violations of international and humanitarian law by the US regime.”
Below is the letter’s full text:
United Nations Secretary General
His Excellency, Antonio Guterres,
Following correspondence about the US government's illegal sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran and its direct impact on the health of the Iranian people, unfortunately, so far, the United Nations and other relevant organizations including the World Health Organization, which claim to defend the rights of humanity, have taken no effective measures to lift the cruel sanctions against our dear children, women, men and patients.
Instead, despite the urging of scientists, physicians and even some elected US officials to lift sanctions amid a worldwide Covid-19 disease pandemic, this irrational, ruthless American government has further tightened sanctions against the Iranian people.
Nevertheless, the efforts of the Islamic Republic of Iran's health authorities and officials in the face of inhumane US sanctions have been successful in managing the recent pandemic. Even if a small part of these sanctions were imposed on European countries and the United States, those nations would surely collapse under the strain. As you know, we have been one of the worse-hit nations in this pandemic and would not have reached this difficult state had it not been for the repressive US sanctions imposed on all the world in order to punish Iran.
It is certain that history will judge the ineffectiveness and silence of international organizations claiming protection of international law and human rights against such crimes. These institutions have become toothless, if not complicit, and we will undoubtedly see the unraveling of our world order because of this refusal to take action against crass violations of international and humanitarian law by the US regime.
Seyed Alireza Marandi, M.D.
President of Academy of Medical Sciences
Islamic Republic of Iran