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
In the past eleven months, many Iranian breadwinners have lost their employment due to the coronavirus outbreak, which imposed additional pressure on low-income classes, particularly working families.
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.
The direct order issued by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei banning the import of the corona vaccine from the United States and Britain has sparked a wave of anger and criticism against the mullah regime at a time when Iran’s leaders travel for treatment abroad.
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.
Despite a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 56,000 Iranians, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has banned Western coronavirus vaccines, claiming they’re untrustworthy.
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).
While protests are increasingly common across Iran, in spite of the dangers posed by both the coronavirus pandemic and the state security forces, these past few days have seen intense protests from nurses and healthcare workers.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is increasingly pushing conspiracy theories about vaccines for COVID-19. They are not effective, and there are “accelerating” instances of death and infection from them, a headline on Iran’s Tasnim News Agency website claimed Saturday.
Ten months after the emergence of the novel coronavirus in Iran, fatalities have surpassed around 190,000 people, according to the Iranian opposition Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI).
In the space of a few hours, the chief of Iran’s Red Crescent organization retracted his remarks about importing 150,000 doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines.