Details zum Eintrag How Victims of the US’ “Maximum Pressure” Campaign Are Coping with Coronavirus
21.03.20 12:37 [MintPress News] Themen - Globalisierung und Globalismus (E)
By Vanessa Beeley - Despite crippling sanctions, years of war, military intervention and a “maximum pressure “campaign that has only increased since the coronavirus began, victims of America’s heavy-handed foreign policy are rising to the challenge. Iran has been hit hard by the pandemic with 850 confirmed deaths to date. It’s Rial lost 80 percent of its value and food costs have nearly doubled. With the country scrambling to handle the crisis, nations are refusing to sell the Islamic Republic medical supplies for fear of running afoul of U.S. sanctions. Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif has decried the sanctions numerous times on Twitter. On March 14, Zarif tweeted that “Viruses recognise no politics or geography. Nor should we,” adding that U.S. sanctions against Iran had been seriously hampering the country’s efforts to combat COVID-19.