Coronavirus Pandemic is no excuse to lift Iran sanctions

Iran’s clerical dictatorship cares more about its own survival than it cares about the welfare of the Iranian people. But you wouldn’t know it from the chorus of Americans and Europeans exploiting the coronavirus crisis in Iran to push the Trump administration to lift sanctions against Iran

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Iran using Coronavirus to lobby for lifting of sanctions

Amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, Iran’s leaders — particularly President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif — appear to be shrewdly investing significant political capital in a global campaign to have all sanctions against the theocratic establishment lifted.

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Iranian embassy calls on Tokyo to ignore U.S. sanctions on Iran

In a Friday tweet, the Iranian embassy in Japan wrote, “We expect Japan to ignore the cruel US sanctions against Iran and resume normal economic exchanges between the two countries while Iranians are fighting against coronavirus, in token of long-standing solidarity and friendship between Iran and Japan.”

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