COVID-19: FM Qureshi calls for lifting sanctions against Iran

COVID-19: FM Qureshi calls for lifting sanctions against Iran

International Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday urged that sanctions imposed on Iran have to be lifted in order that the nation can struggle the lethal pandemic that has claimed greater than 1,000 lives within the Islamic Republic.

The complete international group is preventing an unprecedented pandemic. We should, as leaders at time of such nice problem and issue, present utmost compassion,” FM stated in a tweet. “Sanctions have to be lifted in opposition to Iran, on this second of peril in order that it may use its sources to avoid wasting treasured human lives.”

Iran’s Well being Ministry has estimated that the coronavirus illness, COVID-19, is claiming a life each 10 minutes within the nation, state media reported on Thursday.

Round 50 Iranians are contracting the virus each hour, Well being Ministry Spokesperson Kianoush Jahanpour was quoted as saying by Iran’s official information company IRNA.

Deputy Well being Minister Alireza Reisi was quoted as saying that 147 folks died over a 24-hour interval, whereas 1,192 new circumstances have been confirmed, bringing the overall to 17,361.

A health care provider working at a hospital within the capital Tehran died on Thursday. To date, 10 medical doctors and 4 nurses have died of COVID-19 in Iran.

The overseas minister careworn that this can be a dire scenario and reiterated that world leaders should adhere to United Nations Secretary-Common (UNSG)  António Guterres directions about uniting humanity with an ‘pressing and coordinated international response’.

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