Zarif slams US misuse of Coronavirus

Zarif slams US misuse of Coronavirus
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  • calendar-gray 04 February 2020

Iranian Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message blasted US for taking advantage of the Coronavirus spread in China, saying that China is acting more responsibly than the US in regards with controlling the epidemic disease, APA reports citing IRNA.

"In a call with my good friend, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, I expressed appreciation and gratitude for China's successful measures to fight the epidemic," Zarif wrote in his Twitter account in Chinese language.

"China not only prevented the epidemic from deteriorating at home, but also prevented the epidemic from spreading internationally," he added.

"We condemn the United States for taking advantage of its danger," he noted.

Iranian top diplomat reiterated: "China is obviously more responsible and successful than the United States in preventing and controlling H1N1 flu in 2009."

Earlier on Monday, Zarif in a phone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi discussed a range of issues, including the latest situation of the viral spread in China.

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