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Rouhani: US sanctions, virus make for Iran’s hardest yr
Sunday, June 28, 2020, 18:11
A handout image supplied by the Iranian Presidency on June 24, 2020, exhibits President Hassan Rouhani chairing a cupboard session within the capital Tehran. (PHOTO / Newpaper24)
DUBAI — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated on Sunday that his nation is experiencing its hardest yr due to US sanctions coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The coronavirus disaster has exacerbated financial issues that worsened after US President Donald Trump withdrew in 2018 from Iran’s nuclear cope with main powers and reimposed sanctions. On Monday, Iran’s rial forex fell to its lowest ever degree towards the US greenback.
“It’s been probably the most troublesome yr because of the enemy’s financial stress and the pandemic,” Rouhani stated in a televised speech.
It’s been probably the most troublesome yr because of the enemy’s financial stress and the pandemic
Hassan Rouhani, President, Iran
“The financial stress that started in 2018 has elevated … and immediately it’s the hardest stress on our pricey nation.”
Iran has seen a pointy improve in coronavirus infections and deaths since restrictions to stem the unfold of the pandemic have been progressively lifted from mid-April. The dying toll has not too long ago topped 100 a day for the primary time in two months.
Greater than 220,000 circumstances have been confirmed, and over 10,000 deaths.
Rouhani stated carrying of masks will grow to be necessary for 2 weeks beginning subsequent Sunday in “gathering locations” which might be deemed “purple spots”.
Senior officers have frequently warned that restrictions will likely be reimposed if well being laws corresponding to social distancing to stem the surge in infections should not noticed.
Iran launched a marketing campaign on Saturday to encourage a reluctant public to make use of face masks.