Rouhani says US should remove sanctions so Iran can deal with virus

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejects Washington’s offer of humanitarian assistance to deal with the coronavirus outbreak in the Islamic Republic, saying the US should instead lift sanctions designed to prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons.

“American leaders are lying,” Rouhani says in a televised speech, according to Reuters. “If they want to help Iran, all they need to do is to lift sanctions… Then we can deal with the coronavirus outbreak.”

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