Iranian rights groups call on Khamenei to allow purchase of U.S. and UK COVID-19 vaccines

In light of the statement by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on January 8, 2021, that the Islamic Republic will not import any COVID-19 vaccines made in the United States or the United Kingdom, we the undersigned organizations call upon the Supreme Leader to rescind this order and allow Iranians to purchase any safe and effective vaccines

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Iranians demand COVID-19 vaccine not politics from leaders

When Iran’s supreme leader banned U.S. and other Western-made COVID-19 vaccines earlier this month, he did so even as his country’s death toll from coronavirus nears 60,000 and its total caseload exceeds 1.3 million, making it the Middle East’s worst-hit country and the 16th-most afflicted nation in the world.

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Khamenei’s reckless ban on Covid-19 vaccine

The Iranian supreme leader announced a ban on the import of certain Covid-19 vaccines due to their production in the United States and the United Kingdom, which seriously threatens Iranians’ right to health and could undermine their access to vital medicine, Human Rights Watch said today. Iran is among the top 10 countries in the world for the number of Covid-19 deaths.

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Khamenei deprives Iranians of Covid-19 Vaccines

On January 8, the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei surprised everyone, announcing “the import of American and British Covid-19 vaccines is forbidden.” He attempted to justify this irrational decision with outrageous reasons. However, this only means more coronavirus deaths for the people of Iran who have already lost around 200,000 of their loved ones, according to the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

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