TEHRAN: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message urged US to stop preventing Iran from selling oil, saying Iran does not need Trump’s charity.
“Iran is rich in human & natural resources. We don’t need charity from @realDonaldTrump —who’s forced to buy ventilators from sources he’s sanctioned,” Zarif wrote on his Twitter account on Tuesday.
He added: “What we want is for him to STOP preventing Iran from selling oil & other products, buying its needs & making & receiving payments.”
Earlier, Zarif in a message referred to his letter to the UN chief, saying he had urged the international community to disregard US’ inhuman sanctions imposed on Iran.
In his recent letter to UN cheif Zarif said: “While the virus ravages our cities and towns, our population—unlike those of other countries affected—suffer under the most severe and indiscriminate campaign of economic terrorism in history, imposed illegally and extra-territorially by the Government of the United States since it reneged on its commitments under Security Council Resolution 2231 in May 2018.”
“It is unconscionable that the Government of the United States has not only increased what it shamefully calls “maximum pressure” on our people—just as the virus has spread and is killing our most vulnerable citizens—but that it additionally has the audacity to lecture us on containing the coronavirus as it itself is evidently incapable of containing its onslaught,” the letter reads.
“While other nations debate how to control the spread of the virus—and while their economies suffer and fear takes hold among their populations—our people not only suffer from its effects without the full benefits of adequate medical equipment and supplies, but also the many other ways in which US economic terrorism had devastated many households prior to the inception of Covid-19, and only made worse since its arrival in Iran.
This should be manifestly evident as economic and other effects are multiplying even in countries less afflicted with the virus.”
Also, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer of the Unity Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah. (IRNA)