Rouhani says US sanctions similar to coronavirus

Rouhani says US sanctions similar to coronavirus

US sanctions are similar to the new coronavirus, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at a meeting with Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg in Tehran, Trend reports referring to the website of the Office of the Iranian President.

Rouhani noted that the fear of this virus is greater than the virus itself.

The Iranian president added that the US imposed sanctions on Iranian food and medicines in addition to the country’s economy. The imposition of these sanctions is a terror attack, and Iran expects the EU to fulfill its humanitarian mission in this regard, said Rouhani.

The Iranian president added that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) may have a positive impact on the security and peace not only in Iran, Europe and 5+1 group countries, but the whole region and the world.

Rouhani said that Iran still hopes that the nuclear agreement will be preserved.

“Nuclear agreement could be a good basis for building confidence between Iran and the West, mainly the EU and the US,” the president noted. “Iran, in turn, remained committed to this agreement.”

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