News ID: 127518
Publish Date : 19 May 2024 - 22:46

Iran to Reactivate Cancer Treatment Equipment in Venezuela

CARACAS (Dispatches) -- Iran on Saturday said it will send experts to its ally Venezuela to help with medical accelerators in hospitals it said had been stopped due to Western sanctions.
Venezuela requested Iran’s help, according to a message on the social media platform X by the Iranian government attributed to the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.
“Venezuela has a number of accelerators in its hospitals that have been stopped due to the embargo,” Muhammad Eslami said.
Medical accelerators are used in radiation treatments for cancer patients.
The return of U.S. sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industry has made its alliance with Iran critical to keeping its lagging energy sector afloat. Washington last year temporarily relaxed sanctions but reinstated them later.