Iranian foreign minister demands counteracting US coercive measures
15 de octubre de 2020, 17:57Tehran, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday demanded that the international community counteract the coercive measures taken by the United States against the Islamic Republic, which he described as crimes against humanity.
Zarif was specifically referring to a recent decree by the US Department of Treasury that bans operations by Iranian banks and prevents the purchase of medicines, food and medical supplies, among other transactions.
The decision was made amid the Covid-19 pandemic that has killed 30,000 people and has infected more than half a million persons since February 2020.
In a telephone conversation, the head of Iranian diplomacy called on his Japanese peer, Toshimitsu Motegi, to counter that illegal action by the United States.
Zarif invoked United Nations Resolution 2231 that supports the nuclear deal signed in 2015 between Iran and the 5+1 Group (United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia and China plus Germany).
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