TEHRAN - Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, in an interview with The Associated Press (AP) has called for lifting of sanctions on Iran to enable it to combat Corona Virus.
In a call for action from the international community, Prime Minister Imran Khan said it was time to end U.S. sanctions on Iran, where one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the world has unfolded. Iran has managed the sanctions imposed by the Trump administration.
Prime Minister Imran Khan further added that Iran is a "classic example” of a place where the humanitarian imperative to contain the outbreak outweighs political rivalries or economic dogmas.
The Pakistani prime minister said he fears the new coronavirus will devastate the economies of developing nations and warned richer economies to prepare to write off the debts of the world’s poorer countries.
"It’s not just Pakistan. I would imagine the same in India, in the subcontinent, in African countries,” the Imran Khan said, referring to the virus, "If it spreads, we will all have problems with our health facilities. We just don’t have that capability. We just don’t have the resources.”