Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman stressed that Iran has not asked and will never ask the United States to help Tehran in its fight against the new coronavirus.
During a press conference on Monday that was held online due to the outbreak of coronavirus, Mousavi said, “The U.S. is trying to keep Iran under the difficult situation due to fighting the coronavirus and using this opportunity to maintain more pressure on Iran and force us back to the negotiation table but without doubt we have never asked and will not ask the US to help us in our fight against the outbreak. But America should lift all its illegal and unilateral sanctions on Iran”.
“If there was an official request for the lifting of US’ sanctions, we have made these requests through official and public channels. We have sent letters to presidents and foreign ministers of other countries, as well the Secretary General of the United Nations to disregard the US unilateral and illegal sanctions,” he added.
“All of Iran’s actions show that the Islamic Republic doesn’t recognize the US’ sanctions and asking for removal of the sanctions,” Mousavi emphasized.