Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif stressed that “the U.S. has gone from sabotage and assassinations to waging an economic war and economic terrorism on Iranians – to medical terror amidst COVID-19 in Iran. This even ‘exceeds what would be permissible on the battlefield’. Stop aiding war crimes. Stop obeying immoral and illegal U.S. sanctions”. The U.S. diplomatic spokesperson responded: “Stop lying. Stop stealing. If the Iranian regime needs funds to deal with the coronavirus, it can access billions in Supreme Leader Khamenei's tax-free hedge fund. It's not the sanctions. It's the regime”.
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