Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Friday for the lifting of US-imposed sanctions on neighboring Iran, so Tehran can better deal with its novel Corona-virus crisis.
The comments came after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wrote to Khan, asking for help in dealing with the novel Corona-virus outbreak that has now killed at least 1,433 people in the neighboring Islamic republic.
Khan stresses and insists to the international community to lift the sanctions on Iran,” Khan told reporters. “It is very unjust they are dealing with such a large outbreak on one side, and on the other they are facing international sanctions.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Tuesday that hostile US sanctions were sabotaging Tehran’s ability to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pakistan shares a 960-km (600-mile) border with Iran. As of Friday, Pakistan had tested 3,410 suspected Corona-virus cases, with 461 positive results and at least two deaths.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2020.