US sanctions against Iran violate WHO regulations

Tehran (IP) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani In a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday evening said that US sanctions against Iran violate World Health Organization regulations and even though INSTEX is positive but insufficient.

Iran PressIran News: In a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday evening, Rouhani wished success to the French government and people, and to all peoples of the world on the path to the treatment of COVID-19 disease.

Rouhani added: "All countries and governments should be aware that they cannot overcome these sensitive conditions without the help, cooperation and benefit of each other's experiences."

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said to his French counterpart Emanuel Macron on Monday 6 April that launching the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchange (INSTEX) is a positive step but insufficient, emphasizing that the mechanism should not be limited to medical supplies and foodstuff; rather it must be used for meeting all the country's needs.

Fighting the virus under the US inhuman sanctions for Iran is harder than the other countries, Rouhani said, noting that the US government has not only violated international law by imposing sanctions on Iran but also breached 2005 World Health Organization's hygienic regulations.

Iranian President also welcomed the UN secretary general's initiative to declare ceasefire among the conflicting countries due to coronavirus outbreak across the world, hoping that the initiative would also include the economic war against Iran.

He noted that Friendly states are expected to pressure the US into lifting cruel and unilateral sanctions against Tehran under the current situation

Rouhani said: "We are ready to return to our nuclear commitments if all sanctions are lifted," emphasizing that "the lifting of sanctions and the fulfillment of commitments by Europe is a necessity, and in these special circumstances it has become important more than ever."

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Recalling Iran's Hormuz Peace Initiative, he said that cooperation among regional states is the only way to ensure the security of Sea of Oman, Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf.

Iran does not welcome any tension in the region and has tried to establish peace and security in the region, he reiterated.

Stressing the need for respecting regional states' sovereignty Rouhani said that US recent moves in Iraq are dangerous and detrimental to the country and region.

Macron, for his part, briefed Rouhani on coronavirus outbreak in France and other European states, saying that the world is experiencing a difficult situation.

He hoped that all the countries would be able to pass the hard situation in cooperation with each other.

Expressing Paris' interest to promote all-out ties with Iran, he said launching INSTEX was a positive move, hoping that it will help increase transactions between Iran and Europe.

Macron hailed Iran's constructive role in regional ties, stressing the need for boosting bilateral, regional and international interactions in line with fostering regional peace and security.


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