The difficult situation with coronavirus in Iran is largely artificial, since it is the result of unilateral US sanctions against this country, they must be immediately removed, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.
“This problem (of the coronavirus in Iran) is largely artificially created, given the unprecedented pressure exerted on Iran – economic, political.
Endless statements that go beyond not only decency, not only ethics, but also the legal field, ” Zakharova said at her briefing.
The Foreign Ministry spokeswoman recalled that Russia has long been calling for lifting sanctions against Iran.
“Russia strongly calls, in particular, Washington, to immediately lift its inhumane sanctions that prevent the respective governments from fully fighting the pandemic. This applies to Iran in the first place,” Zakharova recalled.
She also recalled the appeal of Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov to the United States to abandon unilateral sanctions on Iran, which “is experiencing a lack of funds to solve urgent problems in the healthcare sector.”
Recall that Russian President Vladimir Putin said during an emergency G20 summit held in a video conference format that he said that to help countries affected by COVID-19 coronavirus infection, a moratorium on sanctions and other restrictions should be declared.
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The World Health Organization on March 11 announced an outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 with a pandemic. According to the latest WHO data, more than 509 thousand people are already infected in the world, over 23 thousand have died.