TEHRAN, Mar 18 (NNN-IRNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif said, U.S. “unlawful” anti-Iran sanctions have impaired its ability to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.
“Unlawful U.S. sanctions (have) drained Iran’s economic resources, impairing its ability to fight COVID-19,” Zarif said on Twitter.
The sanctions “literally kill innocents,” he wrote.
“Join the growing global campaign to disregard U.S. sanctions on Iran,” Zarif added.
China urged the United States to lift sanctions on Iran immediately, amid the country’s struggle to respond to the virus outbreak.
“Continued sanctions on Iran is against humanitarianism and hampers Iran’s epidemic response & delivery of humanitarian aid by the UN and other organisations,” China’s Foreign Ministry said in a tweet.
Iran is among the countries which have been severely hit by the outbreak of the COVID-19.– NNN-IRNA