Iran’s Medical Academy Blasts US Blocking of Int’l Aid to Flood-Hit Areas
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – President of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the Islamic Republic of Iran strongly protested the US move to prevent international aid from reaching areas affected by recent devastating flooding.
In an official letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Alireza Marandi said the restrictive measures adopted by Washington against Tehran have adversely affected the Iranian patients.
The full text of the letter is as follows:
14 MAY 2019
United Nations Secretary General
His Excellency, António Guterres,
I have written to your Excellency on previous occasions with regard to the unjust sanctions of the regime of the United States of America against our people in Iran. These sanctions as mentioned in previous letters have led to many obstacles in providing all kinds of medicine and equipment needed for the medical treatment of the Iranian population.
Unfortunately we are now facing further illegal and inhumane obstructions by The United States in its indiscriminate blocking of international aid to Iranians affected by the recent floods which have devastated large areas throughout the country.
Unfortunately, international human rights organizations have remained consistently silent in the face of these crimes committed by the United States regime.
Seyed Alireza Marandi, M.D.
Academy of Medical Sciences
Islamic Republic of Iran"