The pandemic of coronavirus is damaging the whole world. Iran is one of the worst infected countries by the virus. Besides, Iran is struggling hard to get out of the virus amid the U.S sanctions on the country. In this scenario, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani wrote a letter to Imran Khan.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani seeks PM Imran Khan’s assistance!
As per reports, the letter written on Friday, asks Prime Minister Imran Khan for help. Reportedly, the letter urges Pakistan to mediate between Iran and the United States. Moreover, the letter also asks Pakistan for help amid the grave situation of coronavirus in Iran.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has written a letter to PM Imran Khan requesting him to mediate between the United States and Iran for removal of sanctions imposed on them in light of the deadly situation that Iran is going through due to #Covid_19 – #CoronaVirusUpdate
— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) March 20, 2020
The US imposed fresh sanctions on Iran!
The United States (U.S) has applied new sanctions on Iran, on Tuesday. Furthermore, Mike Pompeo announced the State Department is barring 9 entities placed in South Africa, Hong Kong, and China. Mainly, the sanctions are imposed to deter Iranian petrol exports.
In response, foreign minister of Iran, Javad Zarif tweeted. He said, “Time to change a bankrupt policy.”
69 yrs ago today, Iran's democratically-elected PM nationalized our oil industry to end plunder of our wealth. US response: embargo + regime change
From 1979, embargo + regime change again became staple of US policy on Iran – even amid #covid19
Time to change a bankrupt policy.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) March 19, 2020
Earlier, Iran wrote a letter to the Secretary-General United Nations for easing the sanctions along with other countries. Moreover, Iran is facing a deadly wave of Covid-19 and is going through rapid economic turmoil.
In letter to counterparts @HassanRouhani informs how efforts to fight #COVID19 pandemic in Iran have been severely hampered by US sanctions, urging them to cease observing them: It is IMMORAL to let a bully kill innocents
Viruses recognize no politics or geography. Nor should we
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) March 14, 2020
Pakistan’s strong role!
Pakistan has helped in the Afghan peace process, which will have good impacts on Pakistan. In Iran’s case, Pakistan needs to mediate and help its neighbor. Furthermore, in this catastrophic situation, Pakitan can enhance its relations with Iran. Moreover, the strategic relationship between the two countries could prove beneficial for the foreign policy of Pakistan.
Currently, Iran is all alone, she needs an economic boost along with medical facilities to fight coronavirus. Besides, Pakistan can talk to the united states and can help to find the middle way between the two nations. In addition, due to COVID19, the percentage of patients is rising in Iran. The country needs immediate help.
Pakistan can become the saviors of Iran if she successfully pursues the US in uplifting certain sanctions. Besides, Pakistan can export certain goods to Iran, such as medical types of equipment. Above all, Pakistan should help Iran and positively reply to the message of Hassan Rouhani, this is the act of humanity and is good for Pakistan as well.
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