Posts Tagged ‘sanctions’

Pompeo hints US could ease sanctions on Iran due to coronavirus

The United States may consider easing sanctions on Iran and other countries due to the coronavirus pandemic, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hinted at a briefing to reporters in Washington on Tuesday. Asked if Washington might reconsider its position amid the pandemic, Pompeo replied: “Well, of course, we evaluate all of our policies constantly. […]

US lost historic chance to correct mistakes by lifting Iran sanctions amid pandemic: Rouhani

Press TV – President Hassan Rouhani says the United States lost a unique opportunity to correct some of its mistakes concerning Iran by lifting its illegal sanctions against the Iranian nation and facilitating its fight against the deadly coronavirus outbreak. “Unfortunately, the Americans did not learn a lesson even amid these acute and tough international […]

Iran should simultaneously fight coronavirus, sanctions: Gov’t spox

IRNA – Spokesman of the Iranian Government Ali Rabiei said on Monday through a video press conference that Iran needs to break sanctions and coronavirus at the same time. In the last year, Iran had big challenges, including the unprecedented US sanctions on Iran, said, Rabiei congratulating Nowruz. Rabiei said “we learned that going through […]

Sanctions on Syria should be waived amid COVID-19 efforts – UN Humanitarian Chief

   United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock on Monday called for lifting the sanctions against Syria that could undermine the country’s capacity to suppress the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “I reiterate the secretary-general’s appeal for the waiving of sanctions that can undermine countries’ capacity to respond to the pandemic”, Lowcock […]

Progressives are calling for U.S. sanctions on Iran to be lifted amid COVID-19 crisis, but Biden says he doesn’t have enough information yet

Earlier this month, nine members of Congress called on the Trump administration to lift its sanctions on Iran in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Asked if he would support such a policy on Sunday, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden would not endorse that call and said he needed more information to make a decision. The […]

Iranians’ petition calls for removal of US sanctions amid coronavirus combat

March 30, The Iran Project – Iranian people launch an online petition, calling for the removal of US brutal sanctions against Iran for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. While almost all countries across the world are fighting against the novel coronavirus, the United States has been targeting the lives of the Iranian people by […]

US sanctions on life-saving drugs are leading Iran into a ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ as pandemic rages – Zarif

“The illegal blockade of Iran’s financial resources by the sweeping US sanctions makes access to drugs and medical equipment impossible,” Zarif wrote, in an op-ed titled “Fight the virus, not us” published by Russian business newspaper Kommersant on Monday. “This is leading to a humanitarian catastrophe,” the diplomat warned, noting that Washington’s campaign of ‘maximum […]

US Senators Request to Ease Sanctions Against Venezuela, Iran

U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy and 10 other lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin urging them to alleviate the sanctions that the U.S. keeps against Iran and Venezuela amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. “We are writing to express our concern regarding the deteriorating humanitarian crises in countries under U.S. […]

Iran, Russia send joint letter to UN chief to push lift of unilateral sanctions

IRNA – A group of countries including Iran, Russia, Venezuela, China, North Korea, Cuba, Nicaragua and Syria, sent a joint letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday urging him to push for waiving the US unilateral sanctions on certain countries, according to a statement issued by Russian Foreign Ministry. The letter calls for an […]

Calls for removal of anti-Iran sanctions growing: UN envoy

Tasnim – Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi said a growing number of countries and international organizations are calling for an end to the cruel anti-Iran sanctions that are hampering the country’s efforts to contain the coronavirus. Speaking to Iranian reporters in New York on Friday, Takht Ravanchi said the issue of […]

Even US in need of aid against COVID-19 yet refuses to lift anti-Iran sanctions: Zarif

MNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says even the United States, the world’s largest economy, needs others’ help to fight the coronavirus pandemic, yet it refuses to halt its “economic terrorism” against Iran. “#Covid19 ravages the world, sparing no nation. Even the world’s largest economy needs others to help it fight the pandemic, […]

Russia calls on US to lift Iran sanctions ASAP amid coronavirus outbreak

MNA – In his telephone conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wed., Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia has requested US to lift Iran sanctions as soon as possible which hampers Iran’s combat against coronavirus epidemic. The two sides exchanged their views on the outbreak of coronavirus in two countries […]

Americans join campaign against US sanctions on Iran

IRNA – American people have launched a campaign against the US sanctions on Iran urging the US Department of Treasury to lift sanctions when Iran has been subject to critical humanitarian situation with alarming death tolls caused by coronavirus pandemic. The campaign entitled “80 hrs of calls for 80 million lives” has set 80 hours […]

Pakistan, French FMs discuss lifting US anti-Iranian sanctions over phone

MNA – Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian held a phone conversation on Tue. with regards to the challenges facing Iranian people in the fight against coronavirus and the need for lifting US economic sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood […]

Human rights groups call on Trump administration to end Iran sanctions amid COVID-19 crisis

Last week, over 25 groups called on the Trump administration to end its sanctions on Iran amid the COVID-19 crisis. The virus has been particularly calamitous for Iran: at the time this piece was written the country had 21,638 confirmed cases and 1,685 people had been killed by it. U.S. sanctions have no doubt worsened […]

US hopes both sanctions & Covid-19 in Iran will force regime change. But it’s a MASS MURDER that will only strengthen Tehran govt

Iran is facing an existential crisis, brought on by  a combination of economic, political and social emergencies which, when combined, threaten to bring the nation to its knees. The United States has, over the years, sought to destabilize Iran in hopes that it would collapse from within, clearing the way for a new pro-Western government. […]

British petition calls on suspension of sanctions against Iran

Press TV – A petition calling on the British government and parliament to suspend sanctions against Iran for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic has already been launched. “Sanctions against Iran should be lifted immediately to help its populace and prevent the global spread of infection,” the petition states. You can sign the petition here […]

Rouhani urges Americans to call on US to lift sanctions as Iran fights coronavirus

Tasnim – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent a message to the people of the United States of America on Friday, saying the time has come for the American nation to end the “dark chapter” of Washington’s sanctions in the US history to contribute to the global battle with the coronavirus. Following is the full text […]

Nasrallah urges world to stand against US sanctions on Iran amid outbreak

MNA – Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said its time for the world to oppose unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States against Iran as the country is fighting with coronavirus outbreak. “Isn’t it the time for the international community to shout at US racist Trump for removing sanctions on […]

UN chief Guterres calls for end to US sanctions on Iran

Tasnim – Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres stressed the need for the US to lift the anti-Iranian sanctions that have hindered Tehran’s battle with the coronavirus epidemic. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the UN chief held a telephone conversation on Friday and discussed the latest developments surrounding Iran’s fight against COVID-19 […]

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