25 March 2020 - 18:58
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Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani blasted the US officials for using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to intensify their hostilities towards other countries.

RNA - “Only the US politicians consider coronavirus as a chance for continuation of their hostility such as the happiness of US Secretary of Commerce over the outbreak of coronavirus global pandemic in China and its positive economic effects for the US or proposal of a military attack on Iran by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,” Shamkhani wrote on his twitter page on Tuesday.

“Truly, which criminal and the ill brain is behind the spread of coronavirus?” he asked.

The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting over 180 countries and territories around the world. The virus was first reported in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year. It has so far killed more than 16,700 people and infected over 386,000 others globally.

According to Fars News Agency, Iran reported on Tuesday that a total number of 1,934 coronavirus patients have died and 24,811 cases of infection have been identified in the country so far. Meanwhile, 8,931 people have also recovered.

The Iranian foreign ministry declared that despite Washington’s claims of cooperation to transfer drugs to Iran via the new Swiss-launched payment mechanism, the US is troubling the process amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Although US claims that medicines and medical equipment are not under sanctions, they have practically blocked the transfer of Iran’s financial resources in other countries into the Swiss Humanitarian Trade Arrangement (SHTA), Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi said.

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