World Should Condemn US Sanctions as War Crimes: Iranian Envoy

World Should Condemn US Sanctions as War Crimes: Iranian Envoy

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s ambassador to India called on the international health community to condemn the US sanctions as war crimes, since they are taking the lives of people.

“People of Iran have paid a heavy price over the past couple of weeks because of the medical restrictions caused by the US sanctions,” Iran’s Ambassador to New Delhi Ali Chegeni said.

“The international health community must regard these penalties as war crimes and hold accountable the ones who are imposing them,” the envoy added.

“The international community must take into account the impacts of the sanctions on the humanitarian aids and take action to prevent more incidents,” Chegeni stressed.

The ambassador also underlined that Iran does not need American assistance in the fight against the coronavirus, saying the US’ offer of help is totally unreliable.

In remarks on Sunday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei rejected the offer of help for Iran from the “untrustworthy” US government in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak, saying such disease may have been created by the US as part of its hostile plots against Iranians.

The Leader said the US has made such offer of help while Washington itself is struggling with a shortage of medical supplies in containing the coronavirus epidemic, pointing to the admissions made by the mayors and medical authorities of various American cities that they are facing many problems.

Moreover, Ayatollah Khamenei added, the US is accused of having created the coronavirus, and there are clues to this accusation.

No wise person would request help from the US when such untrustworthy government is accused of being behind the creation of COVID-19, the Leader noted, saying there are reports that a strain of the virus has been created to target the Iranian genome and people as part of the hostility that the US and the West show towards the Iranian nation.

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