Iran Approves Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine

Iran Approves Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine

Iran has approved Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, The Moscow Times reported.

Iran, which is fighting the Middle East's deadliest outbreak, has said it will only rely on vaccines made by Russia, India or China, while also working to produce a homemade jab.

After talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Zarif confirmed Sputnik V had been approved, adding: "In the near future we hope we will be able to purchase it, as well as start joint production."

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