Iran will never ask the United States for help within the combat towards the brand new Corona Virus, Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi stated Monday.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has rejected affords from Washington of humanitarian help for Iran, the Middle Eastern nation to this point worst-affected by the Corona Virus, with 3,739 deaths and 60,500 folks contaminated, based on the most recent figures on Monday.
“Iran has never requested and will not ask America to help Tehran in its combat towards the outbreak … But America ought to raise all its unlawful unilateral sanctions on Iran,” Mousavi stated in a televised information convention.
Tensions between the 2 nations have been excessive since 2018, when U.S. President Donald Trump stop a 2015 settlement that lifted sanctions on Iran in return for curbs to its nuclear program. Washington reimposed sanctions which have crippled the Iranian economic system.
Iranian authorities say U.S. sanctions have hampered their efforts to curb the outbreak, urging different nations and the United Nations to name on the United States to raise them.
“They (the U.S.) are attempting to power Tehran to simply accept negotiations with America,” Mousavi stated.
Trump says the nuclear deal was not sturdy sufficient and needs to use “most stress” on Iran to simply accept harder curbs to its nuclear program, halt its ballistic missile work and finish its assist for proxy forces within the Middle East. Iran says it will not negotiate until Washington lifts sanctions.
France, Germany and Britain exported medical items to Iran within the first transaction performed below Instex, a commerce mechanism set as much as barter humanitarian items and meals after the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Germany stated final week.
These preliminary steps to implement the Instex system are constructive however not adequate, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani instructed French President Emmanuel Macron, based on Press TV.
Separately, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei authorized the withdrawal of 1 billion euros ($1.08 billion) from Iran’s sovereign wealth fund to combat the Corona Virus epidemic, Rouhani’s official web site stated.