UN Chief Urges Removal of US Sanctions on Iran

UN Chief Urges Removal of US Sanctions on Iran UN Chief Urges Removal of US Sanctions on Iran

Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has emphasized the necessity of lifting the US sanctions that have impeded Iran’s fight against the coronavirus epidemic.

The top Iranian diplomat and the UN chief held a telephone conversation on Friday evening and discussed the latest developments surrounding Iran’s fight against COVID-19 and the obstacles that the Iranian nation is facing in this path.

The phone talks were held as part of the international consultations that Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif has been holding about the battle with the outbreak of coronavirus in Iran and the world and following a letter that he had sent to the UN Secretary-General a couple of days ago.

In the conversation, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed solidarity and sympathy with the Iranian nation, and stressed the need for the removal of the US sanctions against the Iranian nation for the fight against coronavirus.

Foreign Minister Zarif, for his part, appreciated the stances adopted and the assistance provided by the institutions affiliated with the United Nations, and highlighted the need to abolish the inhumane, cruel, illegal and unilateral sanctions the US has imposed against people of Iran.

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  1. US is a terrorist state and brands others as terrorists.The high handedness of sanctions against so many nations is diplorable.The repercussions that economic and trade sanctions from the U.S. can bring about are enormous.
    As of February 2020, sanctioned countries (either unilaterally or in part) include the Balkans, Belarus, Burundi, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Zimbabwe.
    One of the U.S.’s longest-standing and most well-known sanctions is against one of our neighbors to the south, Cuba. In February 1959, Fidel Castro became Prime Minister of Cuba, unseating a post-revolution Cuban government that was favored by the United States. Ironically, the previous Batista regime was defeated in part because of a U.S. imposed an arms embargo.


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