Russian Foreign Ministry announced today, Monday, that Moscow will provide assistance to Iran amid the pressure of continuing US sanctions and the spread of the new Corona virus.
A statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry said: “Against the background of reports on the increasing spread of the epidemic caused by the Corona virus, we cannot help but notice the unjust and unequal situation in which the Islamic Republic of Iran has become… Iranian President Hassan Rouhani recently said… American sanctions constitute Illegal unilateralism imposed in May 2018, as part of the “maximum pressure” campaign, is a powerful obstacle to an effective fight against the epidemic, the cause of many casualties… lies not only in the disease itself, but also in the fact that the United States deliberately prevented Face it.”
The statement stressed, “The American inhuman policy raises regret and deep concern.”
“We strongly urge the United States to confront the truth and take a decision… to immediately lift the punitive restrictions imposed on basic human rights in Iran,” the statement added.
The global epidemic is not the time to settle geopolitical accounts”.
On our part, the Russian Foreign Ministry affirmed, “We reaffirm our principled commitment to preserve the” nuclear deal “…Russian work in this direction is supported by large-scale parallel projects and assistance to the hard-hit Iranian economy.”
“In the circumstances of the spread of the Corona virus in Iran, Moscow calls on the United States to lift sanctions against Tehran,” the statement added.
In the same context, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, announced today, Monday, his country’s call for the countries concerned to immediately lift sanctions against Iran, while Tehran is struggling to deal with the emerging epidemic of Corona virus, which causes Covid-19 disease .
On Monday, the UAE sent aid to Iran to support it in the face of the new corona virus (Covid 19).
In a televised speech on Monday morning, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on citizens to stay in homes and to cooperate with government authorities and medical personnel in tackling the emerging Corona virus.
On March 11, the World Health Organization classified the emerging coronavirus, which causes Covid-19 disease, as a “pandemic”, confirming that the number of infected people is increasing very quickly.