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30 March 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described the COVID-19 outbreak in Iran as a “humanitarian crisis” and reaffirmed that “we have offered to provide humanitarian assistance. We have offered to provide assistance, if they don’t want to take it from America, to help other countries get their assistance into the country. That offer stood then; that offer stands now”. He went on to note that “sadly, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s regime, the leadership, has rejected those offers of humanitarian assistance from us here in America. It’s really unfortunate for the Iranian people. There will be Iranians who die”.

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