The US’ unilateral sanctions against Iran complicate the country’s access to life-saving medical supplies, thus hampering its ability to effectively respond to the deadly spread of the new coronavirus, an American weekly news magazine says.
Iran said on Wednesday it was open "to any initiative" as parties to the 2015 nuclear deal stepped up efforts to save the accord which has been on life support since a 2018 decision by the US to withdraw from it and reimpose sanctions.
A trade delegation from Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) in a meeting with its Pakistani counterpart discussed cooperation on economic ties including a free trade agreement (FTA) on some commodities.
Chemical and petrochemical production of Iran posted an increase on nearly two percent in the 10 months of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2019 – January 20, 2020), indicating that Tehran has overpowered Washington’s pressures.
Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan imported Iranian mining products worth $1.48 billion during the eight months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-November 21, 2019), according to Iran’s foreign trade figures.
The year-on-year growth witnessed in Iran’s raw steel production in January 2020 was more than 22 times higher than the global average rate in the same period, a report by the World Steel Association (WSA) said.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi said the remarks by Mark Dubowitz, chief executive of Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), about the spread of coronavirus in Iran are “shameful and downright inhuman.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underscored a confession by US President Donald Trump that the Islamic Republic hates the Daesh terrorist group, and that the presence of American forces in Syria was for plundering the Arab country's oil resources.