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Publish Date: 15:38 - 14 March 2020
Tehran 14 March_The Iranian envoy to the United Nations has called on the US to lift sanctions on the country and to “depoliticize” its approach regarding efforts related to the coronavirus outbreak.

US has to ‘depoliticize’ virus-related efforts, lift sanctions: Iran’s UN envoyTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_“High time for US to de-politicize this humanitarian endeavor and lift sanctions. International crises necessitate genuine international efforts,” Majid Takht-Ravanchi tweeted on Friday.

“People and government of Iran working hard to defeat Covid-19, but US sanctions are impeding their efforts,” he said.

Takht-Ravanchi’s remarks come as the US has imposed wide sweeping sanctions targeting varying sectors of Iran ever since it withdrew from the Iran 2015 landmark nuclear agreement in May 2018.

The bans deny Iran vital medical aid despite an October 2018 ruling by the International Court of Justice rejecting US sanctions on humanitarian supplies.

Iran’s Foreign Minsister Mohammad Javad Zarif has written a letter addressed to the UN Secretary General calling for the illegal US sanctions hampering Iran's fight against the coronavirus to be lifted.

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