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Iran in the time of corona

On 12 March, for the first time in 60 years, Iran asked for $5bn in aid from the International Monetary Fund. According to the Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, the reason for the request is to help his country fight the coronavirus. He announced on Twitter that a letter had been sent to the UN Secretary General urging him ‘to disregard inhuman [sic] US sanctions on [his] country’. Iran is the third hardest-hit nation, behind China and Italy, counting 18,663 coronavirus cases (…)

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This post first appeared on Le Monde Diplomatique. Read the <a href=”https://mondediplo.com/outsidein/iran-in-the-time-of-corona”>original article</a>

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