Iran says world learning US ‘kills people’ after WHO move
Tehran: Iran said Wednesday the world is learning that the United States “kills people”, after President Donald Trump suspended US funding for the World Health Organization amid the coronavirus pandemic. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif likened the funding freeze to Washington’s “maximum pressure” campaign against his country.
The United States launched a campaign of crippling sanctions against Iran in 2018 after Trump unilaterally withdrew from a nuclear deal.
“The shameful defunding of WHO amid a pandemic will live in infamy,” Zarif wrote on Twitter.
“The world is learning what Iran has known & experienced all along,” he said.
“US regime’s bullying, threatening & vainglorious blathering isn’t just an addiction: it kills people.”
Iran itself is battling the Middle East’s most deadly outbreak which has left over 4,700 dead and more than 76,300 infected. - AFP