European Union to provide 20 million euros in humanitarian aid to Iran

Clay Curtis
March 24, 2020

The EU on Monday urged the global community to send humanitarian aid to Iran to help its coronavirus fight, arguing that such steps would not breach United States sanctions.

"Iranian documents show their health companies have been able to import testing kits without obstacle from us sanctions since January".

Even as USA sanctions prevent Tehran from accessing much-needed medical supplies and drugs, Washington has blamed the country for the spread of coronavirus throughout the Middle East and claimed its government is hiding the true scope of the outbreak within its borders. "Then we can deal with the coronavirus outbreak", Rohani said in a televised speech on March 23.

"As Iranian regime officials ask for more funds, it is important to note that since 2012, Iran has spent over $16 billion on terror overseas, and used sanctions relief from the JCPOA to fill up its proxies' coffers", Pompeo said.

Washington has supplied humanitarian help to its longtime foe.

Iranian officials have stolen more than $1 billion in European assistance to combat the coronavirus pandemic, instead pocketing the funds for themselves, alleges U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. "Khamenei rejected this offer because he works tirelessly to concoct conspiracy theories and prioritises ideology over the Iranian people".

Rigidity between the 2 worldwide locations has been operating excessive since 2018, when US President Donald Trump exited Tehran's 2015 nuclear cope with six world powers and reimposed sanctions which have crippled the Iranian economic system.

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But the United States has sent Iran a blunt message: the spread of the virus will not save it from USA sanctions that are choking off its oil revenues and isolating its economy.

"You may have blocked Iran's oil exports, you've gotten stopped Iran's banking transactions. Your offer of help is the biggest lie in history", Rohani said.

Although police said millions of people have defied advice to avoid travelling for the Persian new year holidays, Rouhani praised Iranians for avoiding public places during the holidays.

It is to mention here that the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani also wrote to Prime Minister Khan on Friday asking for him and Pakistan to play their role in getting the sanctions imposed on Iran lifted.

Even those who traveled stayed at homes of their relatives, Rouhani said.

The army has been deployed to set up a 2,000-bed emergency hospital in Tehran "within two days for the treatment of coronavirus patients", according to the Tasnim news agency, which has close links to the state.

The outbreak has infected multiple senior officials, politicians, clerics, members of the elite Revolutionary Guards and dozens of lawmakers in Iran. At least 1,812 people have died from the virus.

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