Javad Zarif: "We don't need charity from Trump"
- 07 April 2020
"We don't need charity from Trump," Iranian FM Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter, APA reports.
"Iran is rich in human and natural resources. We don't need charity from Donald Trump —who's forced to buy ventilators from sources he's sanctioned. What we want is for him to STOP preventing Iran from selling oil and other products, buying its needs and making and receiving payments," the tweet reads.
“What we want is for him to STOP preventing Iran from selling oil & other products, buying its needs & making & receiving payments,” he added.
Over the past weeks, the international community has been making calls on the US to lift the illegal sanctions, which have hampered Tehran’s access to lifesaving medical supplies as the country is trying to contain the coronavirus and help treat the patients.
Meanwhile, Iran has roundly denounced the US claims for sending aid as hypocritical, saying if the US genuinely sought to help, it should lift its sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic.
As of Tuesday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iran has reached 62,589, with a total death toll of 3,827.