29 February 2020 – Called for an end to US sanctions on Iran

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Type of Intervention: International cooperation
Sectors Involved: Medical products and medicines
Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Government of Iran called for an end to US-imposed sanctions against Iran.

The government stated that sanctions and trade restrictions had blocked the purchase of medicine and medical equipment.

This request was expanded upon in a 12 March letter to the UN Chief from the Iranian Foreign Minister.
Full details here: https://en.mfa.ir/portal/newsview/576852