Iranian envoy blames Russia for delay in corona vaccine delivery

Moscow (IP)- Talking to media at Gorchakov Institute, the Foundation for the Support of Public Diplomacy, Iran's ambassador to Russia blamed Russia for a delay to deliver coronavirus vaccine to Iran.

Iran PressEurope: In response to a question about the reason for the delay in sending the Russian-made coronavirus vaccine to Iran, Kazem Jalali said: "You should ask Russia about the delay."

Jalali added: "Iran has fulfilled all its agreements to purchase 62 million doses of vaccine, and so far only one million and 20,000 doses have been delivered to us."

The Iranian ambassador to Russia stated: "We expect Russia to send the remaining doses of Sputnik V vaccine to Iran as soon as possible, based on an agreement between the two countries."

Jalali called the role of the media in strengthening the relations between the two countries critical, saying: "Because of the weakness in this area, the people of the two countries do not know each other well."

The Iranian ambassador added: "There is no Russian language TV channel in Iran or a Persian TV channel in Russia, and of course a Russian-language channel is to be launched in Iran."


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