Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called for an end to Washington’s sanctions, asking whether the US, which itself needs help in fighting the spread of the coronavirus, wants a “perpetual pandemic.”
The US on Thursday expanded the sanctions lists for Iran, adding 5 organizations and 15 people. According to the US Treasury Department, we are talking, in particular, about organizations in Iran and Iraq that, according to the US authorities, are associated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC, part of the armed forces of Iran) or people from the list.
“COVID-19 is rampant in the world, sparing no country. Even the world’s largest economy needs the help of others in fighting the pandemic but refuses to stop its economic terrorism against Iran. Does the US want a “perpetual pandemic?”- Zarif wrote on Twitter, noting that it is a “moral duty” to stop complying with Washington’s sanctions.
The Iranian foreign Minister accompanied his entry with the headline of an article that appeared earlier in the American edition of the Wall Street Journal. It referred to the fact that US President Donald Trump called his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-In to find out whether South Korea could send the US medical equipment needed to fight the coronavirus.