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‘Utter contempt for human life’: Iranian FM Zarif slams US for hitting Tehran with new sanctions amid Covid-19 crisis

RT | March 20, 2020

Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif accused the US of taking its policy of “maximum pressure” on Tehran to a “new level of inhumanity” by imposing new sanctions on Iran as it struggles to cope with a huge surge of Covid-19 cases.

Zarif tweeted on Friday that The Trump administration was “gleefully” taking pride in “killing Iranian citizens” on Nowruz, the Persian New Year, celebrated on March 20 this year. He said US policy betrayed an “utter contempt for human life.”

His rebuke comes shortly after the US blacklisted five companies based in the United Arab Emirates for trading in Iranian petrochemicals. Three companies in China, three in Hong Kong and one in South Africa were also added to the list this week, as Washington attempts to choke off Tehran’s oil revenues.

“Washington’s increased pressure against Iran is a crime against humanity… all the world should help each other to overcome this disease,” Reuters quoted an Iranian official as saying on Friday.

“Our policy of maximum pressure on the regime continues,” US special representative for Iran Brian Hook told reporters, even though Iran is the worst-hit country in the Middle East by the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak and may face economic catastrophe as a result.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that the US has imposed “no sanctions” on medication or humanitarian assistance going into Iran. However, US financial sanctions have in effect prevented Tehran from buying the necessary supplies, while shipping sanctions have interfered with humanitarian deliveries.

China has called on the US to offer sanctions relief to Iran, with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Beijing tweeting on Wednesday that the policy was “against humanitarianism and hampers Iran’s epidemic response,” as well as deliveries of aid by the UN and other organizations.

Iran has seen at least 1,400 deaths from Covid-19 so far, with more than 19,000 confirmed cases. A health ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday that one person in Iran was now dying “every 10 minutes” from the virus, with 50 new infections every hour.

March 20, 2020 - Posted by | Economics, Wars for Israel | ,

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  1. “Our policy of maximum pressure on the regime continues,” US special representative for Iran Brian Hook told reporters, even though Iran is the worst-hit country in the Middle East by the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak and may face economic catastrophe as a result”.

    Once again, the deranged psychopaths in the Military Industrial Complex, drag America’s reputation down into the gutter, with their Obsessive Compulsive behaviour. It’s “Man’s inhumanity to man”(and women), with absolutely no remorse.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | March 20, 2020 | Reply

    • Sorry….I don’t know how I “Liked” my own comment…..

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | March 21, 2020 | Reply

      • I like your comment, so count me for your “like” spot. (I can’t hit like without signing in to a privacy assaulting website.) What can one say? This level of mendacity against the people of Iran under such circumstances is Satanic.

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        Comment by 4justice | March 21, 2020 | Reply

  2. Consider how America’s leash holder, Israel, conducts war on its imprisoned population and how America’s leash holder has unleashed its attack dog on the neighbors of Israel.

    Consider how America has used trumped up reasons and false evidence to destroy Israel’s neighbors who have attempted help for what has stood in the way of Greater Israel.

    Consider how America has warred on those countries. And incidentally, in this regards, consider the use of nuclear weapons on Iraq, for surely the use of depleted uranium munitions is such.

    Consider how America is following along with what is set forth by Israel, anything from giving tours to elected politicians to training on ‘crowd control’ to American police departments, as in effect ways to engage in war.

    This biological war is one way. That is, if Iran suffers a huge death toll from this disease, all the better.

    That’s the leash held by Israel.

    You have been made morally corrupt and will be even more ruined, America, by being Israel’s dog of war, unleashed as Israel see fit. For Israel. And its world-wide enlisted enterprise.

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    Comment by michael | March 20, 2020 | Reply

    • Complete agreement, Michael. And (another consider): Tulsi Gabbard has dropped out of any chance to be POTUS and has — mysteriously, ominously — hoisted herself onto Biden’s train of deceit, death and destruction: My prediction: If Biden makes it to POTUS, look for “godmother” Killary to orchestrate all-out war on Russia within weeks or a few months of January 2021. Biden will be nothing but a dementia-ridden Zionist puppet. CoVid-19, of course, is the big “wild card”…so it has implications far beyond Iran.

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      Comment by roberthstiver | March 21, 2020 | Reply

  3. This pisses me off to the point of apoplexy. Will US scumbags of the ilk of BClinton, Dubya/Cheney, Obama/Killery and (devolving from bad to worse to worst) Bully Trump/Pence ever face earthly justice? Near 100-percent unlikely…methinks the Zionist Enterprise/Program would never allow justice to be served as the collectivity of Zionists savor their sordid-satanic ‘victories’ amidst their ever-increasing wealth, power, influence, and arrogance.

    Kudos to FM Jarif. Viva Iran! (and Viva Palestine! / Viva Syria!)

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    Comment by roberthstiver | March 21, 2020 | Reply


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