By: Kayhan Int’l Staff Writer
"Shameful and downright inhuman” were the words used by Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, Seyyed Abbas Eraqchi, on the recent remarks of an American official to politicize an epidemic by saying "the coronavirus had done against Iran what US economic sanctions could not.”
It is obvious that Mark Dubowitz, Chief Executive of the dubious Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), which is actually a body for derailing democracies worldwide, is grossly ignorant not just about Iran’s economy of resistance when he utters the lie that coronavirus has halted Iran’s non-oil exports, but about the laws of God and nature.
Dubowitz, who appears to be a dotard as his criminal president, Donald Trump, also uttered rubbish when he said "Tehran has spread terrorism in the region and now it’s spreading the coronavirus.”
As a matter of fact, the US, in its blind hatred of the Islamic Republic of Iran, following its forty years of failures against the Iranian people, has now chosen a new weapon, because of its sheer desperation, i.e. the coronavirus propaganda, little knowing that this is also destined to doom, thanks to the firm of faith of the Iranian Muslims in God Almighty and their ingenuity in mastering modern science and technology.
The ignorantly arrogant Americans, who have no answer on how to prevent coronavirus or any other divine visitation when it strikes the US, are invited to reflect on the following Ayahs of the holy Qur’an (2:155, 156, 157):
"We will surely test you with a measure of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth, lives, and fruits; and give good news to the patient
"Those who, when an affliction visits them, say, ‘Indeed we belong to Allah, and to Him do we indeed return;’
"It is they who receive the blessings of their Lord and [His] mercy, and it is they who are the [rightly] guided.”
The words of God Almighty are clear regarding the tests and tribulations the firm-footed believers go through and are duly rewarded, as is the case of Iran.
Whether or not coronavirus is the invention of the evil Americans through biological procedures to wreak vengeance upon China as well as Iran, Iranians for their part, with faith and God and confidence in their abilities, have shown transparency regarding the affected areas and the number of those affected through their nationwide campaign to inform and educate the people regarding preventive measures.
At the same time, they have done a remarkable job to control its spread despite the scare crated by Washington as part of its vain efforts to mar the recently held parliamentary elections in Iran.
The people of the land that gave to the world such immortals in the field of medicine, as Zakariya Razi and Abu Ali Ibn Sina, whom medieval Europe dedicatedly followed for centuries as Rhazes and Avicenna to develop modern medicine, have the talents to rise to the occasion to tackle any new diseases.
The low death toll in Iran as well as the number of afflicted, coupled with disinfection measures taken by the authorities, is proof of the fact that Iranian doctors and scientists have succeeded in their endeavours.
According to the latest figures, there have 16 deaths from the 95 confirmed cases, of whom 25 have fully recovered and discharged, while the others are in the process of healing, thanks to the development of the required antidotes, even if, under American pressures, the European countries refuse to cooperate with the Islamic Republic in the field of medicine and pharmaceuticals.
The coronavirus scare propaganda launched by the Americans against Iran has not affected the Iranian economy, neither the bureaucratic infrastructure nor the educational system.
Life goes on as normal for a nation that endured 8 years of the devastating war that the US had imposed in the 1980s through Saddam and has indulged in political and economic terrorism for the past 41 years through the most inhuman sanctions ever.
The solidarity between the Iranian officials and the public could be gauged by the fact that even the closure of schools and colleges, as well as seminaries and pilgrimages to the holy shrines as part of preventive measures, has not affected the Iranian educational system which through online classes for students and seminarians has maintained its daily improving standards.
At the shrines the devotees observe maximum cooperation with the rules announced by jurisprudents and doctors by refraining for the moment to kiss the silver grills covering the holy tombs of the Prophet’s progeny, but assemble in the courtyards to offer prayers and recite supplications.
It is a firm belief amongst Muslims that supplications and scientific efforts go together and definitely bear fruits, as they have done over the past 41 years in defeating American plots.
Thus, American and Zionist propaganda is of no use. These devils in human forms should return to God and the teachings of His Prophets, instead of suicidal measures against a nation adhering to Divine commandment and the path of Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) and his Infallible Successors.