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South Africa Expresses Solidarity with Iran amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Emad Askarieh
Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.
The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa has expressed solidarity with Iranians in the face of the coronavirus.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif and South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor had a telephone conversation on Tuesday evening.

In the conversation, the South African minister expressed solidarity with Iran, and voiced her country’s readiness for cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran in the battle with COVID-19.

In turn, Foreign Minister Zarif appreciated South Africa’s concern, and emphasized the need to stand against and defy the illegal, unilateral and cruel sanctions that the US has imposed on the Iranian people.

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