Connect with us

Iran

Banning US vaccine import not to be termed political issue

Published

on

Banning US vaccine import not to be termed political issue

Speaking in an interview with Mehr news agency on Wed., he stated that banning to buy and import COVID-19 vaccine from US and UK is completely ‘scientific’ and this issue has nothing to do with the political dispute between Iran and the United States.

Turning to the practicality of instructions of Leader of the Islamic Revolution regarding the prohibition of buying coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccine from the United States, Mehbahi Moghadam added, “The constructive instructions raised by Leader of the Islamic Revolution for not importing COVID-19 vaccines from the US and UK as well as from France indicate a lack of confidence in the vaccines produced by these countries.”

Apparently, these countries intend to use Iranians as a sample for testing their vaccines, so that Iran will not be considered as a venue for testing these vaccines, he said, adding, “The issue is a completely scientific and expert view and has nothing to do with the political disputes between the two countries of Iran and the United States.”

In his remarks on Fri., Leader of the Islamic Revolution pointed to the lack of success of the United States in containing the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and stated, “COVID-19 outbreak in the United States claims lives of 4,000 people daily, so that it is logical not to import COVID-19 vaccine US and UK.”

Shortly after the Leader of Islamic Revolution announced banning to import COVID-19 vaccines from US and UK, Persian-speaking media outlets such as Persian BBC tried to induce the order ‘impractical’ in line with the political disputes between Tehran and Washington.

In this line, Spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Saeed Khatibzadeh revealed the news of negotiation of Iran with China and India with regard to purchasing COVID-19 vaccine as well as joint cooperation with Cuba for producing corona vaccine.

MA/5117827

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Iran

Aliyev welcomes Iran’s prticipation in rebuilding Karabakh

Published

on

Aliyev welcomes Iran's prticipation in rebuilding Karabakh

Aliyev also expressed satisfaction with the Islamic Republic’s view on Azerbaijan’s proposed regional cooperation plan on peace, he called the proposal in favor of peace and common interests in the region.

He also showed his appreciation for the stances of the Islamic Republic of Iran toward the recent developments in the region and expressed satisfaction with the existing level of mutual cooperation between Tehran and Baku. He noted that the ground is set for further development of all-out ties. 

Enumerating the economic projects between the two countries, Aliyev welcomed the presence of Iranian companies in the reconstruction of the Karabakh region and expressed satisfaction with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s view on Azeris’ regional peace plan.

He assessed the proposal in favor of peace and common interests in the region.

Aliyev also welcomed the holding of Iran-Azerbaijan-Russia trilateral meetings, as well as the Iran-Azerbaijan-Turkey meeting in the future.

During the meeting, the Iranian FM congratulated the Government and the people of the Republic of Azerbaijan on their recent victories and stressed the importance of expanding bilateral cooperation.

He welcomed Azerbaijan’s proposed regional peace initiative and voiced Iran’s readiness for securing peace and stability in the region.

The Iranian minister reiterated Iran’s readiness and capabilities for reconstructing Karabakh.

Zarif arrived in Baku late on Sunday as part of a regional tour that will also take him to other countries including Russia later.

He and the accompanying delegation were welcomed in Baku International Airport by a number of Azerbaijan political officials and Iran’s Ambassador in Baku Abbas Mousavi.

HJ/13991106000396

Continue Reading

Iran

Iran welcomes Saudi’s readiness to hold talks

Published

on

Tehran yesterday welcomed Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister’s remarks about the kingdom’s readiness to peacefully resolve differences between the two countries, spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry Saeed Khatibzadeh said.

“It looks like the Saudi officials have begun reforming some of their policies concerning the interaction with some of the Persian Gulf’s littoral countries, having understood that war and bloodshed do not help them out anymore, and also having despaired of their former allies,” Press TV reported Khatibzadeh saying.

Khatibzadeh pointed out, according to Tehran Times, that if Riyadh seriously puts policy reforms on its agenda and concludes that the solution to problems lies in “regional cooperation”, Iran will be the first country to welcome these reforms.

“We have always stressed that regional countries should arrive at a common understanding regarding the regional problems,” he stated, noting that such understanding would help establish a “secure mechanism” that keeps the region safe.

READ: Saudi Arabia, US have ‘common’ interests in Yemen, foreign minister says

Iran, he continued, is ready to negotiate with Saudi Arabia if it changes tack, adding that Tehran is ready to address Saudi concerns.

“The Saudis may have some concerns, and by the way, we emphasise that we need to talk about these concerns,” Khatibzadeh said.

“Some concerns may be illusions that open the door to other powers in the region, and we are even willing to talk about such concerns.”

These remarks came after Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Faisal Bin Farhan said that his country was extending its hand to Iran to make peace.

Continue Reading

Iran

Trump’s max. pressure policy on Iran backfired: French FM

Published

on

Trump’s max. pressure policy on Iran backfired: French FM

He cast his doubt on the effectiveness of sanctions imposed by the former US administration on Iran’s nuclear objectives and claimed, “The situation is very dangerous so that Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons will have dire geostrategic consequences.”

The French diplomat calimed former US President Trump wanted to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons with maximum pressure but the reality is that the Islamic Republic of Iran is not far from achieving its goals.

“We must find a way to return to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),” he added.

The landmark nuclear deal, JCPOA, was inked between Iran and six world’s major powers in the Austrian capital Vienna in mid-July 2015 and former US President Trump unilaterally moved the US out of the deal in May 2018.

MA/5130330

Continue Reading