TDN World Desk: Iran plunged into serious crisis as Coronovirus infected 10,000 people and killed 429.
Amid this unprecedented situation,Iran’s foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a letter to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for removing all the unilateral sanctions imposed by the US to help fight coronavirus.
As reported by IRNA, the country’s foreign ministry’s spokesman Abbas Mousavi said that Zarif relayed a copy of the letter to all international organizations’ chiefs and foreign ministers of all countries and stressed he need for lifting all US’ illegal and unilateral sanctions in order to be able to counter the highly contagious virus.
Central Bank of Iran has requested $5 billion of loan from the International Monetary Fund in the CORONA campaign package of Rapid Financial Instrument.
“IMF’s @KGeorgieva has stated that countries affected by #COVID19 will be supported via Rapid Financial Instrument. Our Central Bank requested access to this facility immediately,” Zarif tweeted on Thursday.
“IMF/IMF Board should adhere to Fund’s mandate, stand on right side of history & act responsibly,” he added.