Criticizing the US refusal to lift sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif welcomed on Wednesday Russia’s idea of ‘green corridors free of trade wars and sanctions’.
“Some countries have closed their geographical borders to curb the outbreak of the coronavirus, but the borders should be opened to provide assistance,” the top Iranian diplomat said in a tweet on Wednesday, according to Mehr news agency.
“US President Donald Trump continues to resist against the international calls for lifting sanctions on Iran in the fight against the coronavirus. The virus can also spread to neighboring countries.”
“Iran welcomes Russia’s idea of green corridors free of trade wars and sanctions,” Zarif added in the tweet.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for the lifting of sanctions on various countries that are hindering the global fight against the novel coronavirus.
Putin also said it was important to establish “green corridors free of trade wars and sanctions” that would ensure supplies of medication, food, equipment, and technology.
Source: Iranian media