Mar 25, 2020 19:24 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Mar 25, 2020 20:15 Asia/Tehran]
  • Special assistant to Pakistani PM urges UN to lift sanctions on Iran
    Special assistant to Pakistani PM urges UN to lift sanctions on Iran

Special Assistant to Pakistani Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan urged the United Nations (UN) to play its part in lifting US anti-Iranian sanctions.

Iran Press/Asia: Speaking in a press conference after a meeting of Pakistani cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday, March 25 Firdous Ashiq Awan said: "Recent diplomatic consultations with officials around the world on the need to lift Iran's sanctions were discussed at the cabinet meeting." 

"Pakistan's prime minister and foreign minister have in recent days conveyed the clear stance of Islamabad to the countries of the region and the world about the imposed sanctions on Iran, because we are witnessing today the difficulties facing the Iranian people in the fight against the coronavirus," she said.

The Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting of Pakistan stressed that lifting sanctions on Iran is a global responsibility, adding: "We call on the countries of the world, especially the UN, to play their role well in this regard." 

Earlier, Pakistan's foreign minister had discussed coronavirus outbreak and US sanctions that hinder Iran to combat the spread of the disease with his counterparts in Iran, Germany, France, Spain, Turkey and some of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member states, including the Maldives, Nepal and Bangladesh. 

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, who had previously described US sanctions on Iran as unfair and cruel, called on the United States to lift the sanctions in a message to Donald Trump last Sunday.


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