The US will not prevent France from supplying medical supplies to Iran. This was stated by President Donald trump at a briefing at the White house on Wednesday, April 8.
According to him, this issue does not concern him. He did not cover this topic in detail.
A few weeks ago, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on G20 leaders to lift sanctions over the spread of the coronavirus. According to him, these restrictions prevent the delivery of medicines, food and basic necessities.
On March 26, EU representative for foreign Affairs and security policy Josep Borrel, addressing the G7 partners, pointed out the importance of effective measures against coronavirus. According to him, it is necessary to increase assistance to the Iranian people as a priority, but humanitarian aid and medical services go beyond the scope of sanctions.
On April 7, the US state Department called the demands made in Iran to ease sanctions against Tehran due to the coronavirus pandemic a clever campaign of influence. The American authorities believe that in the current situation, the Iranian government will direct all financial flows not to fight the coronavirus infection, but to help terrorist organizations.
On April 6, a group of 24 former senior diplomats and military officials called on US President Donald trump to ease anti-Iranian sanctions over the coronavirus pandemic.
On March 16, the Russian foreign Ministry called on the United States to stop deliberately interfering with Iran’s fight against coronavirus and immediately lift sanctions. Moscow pointed out that against the background of the large-scale spread of the virus in the Islamic Republic, it is not the time to settle geopolitical scores for the sake of satisfying their own ambitions. The foreign Ministry noted that Washington’s anti-human policy is deeply regrettable and disturbing.
The spread of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the infectious disease COVID-19, began in late December last year in Wuhan, China.
According to Worldometer on April 9, more than 64.5 thousand cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in Iran, and 3.9 thousand patients died.