Russia urges U.S. to lift sanctions on Iran amid COVID-19 outbreak
Live Desk: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Saturday called on the United States to abandon its unilateral sanctions against Iran, as the country is plagued by the coronavirus outbreak.
The U.S. sanctions are "inhumane" as Iran is faced with an acute shortage of means to solve urgent healthcare problems caused by COVID-19, Ryabkov said in a statement.
"Washington is well aware of the difference between one-off deliveries of humanitarian aid and Iran's lack of ability to earn export revenues,
which are important for the financing of relevant programs, due to many years of unprecedented harsh sanctions from the U.S. side," he said.
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