July 15, 2020

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US sanctions, coronavirus make for Iran’s hardest calendar year: Rouhani

US sanctions, coronavirus make for Iran's toughest year: Rouhani
DUBAI: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reported on Sunday that his country is experiencing its toughest calendar year due to the fact of US sanctions coupled with the Covid-19 pandemic.
The coronavirus disaster has exacerbated financial complications that worsened after US President Donald Trump withdrew in 2018 from Iran’s nuclear deal with major powers and reimposed sanctions. On Monday, Iran’s rial currency fell to its lowest ever degree versus the US greenback.
“It truly is been the most difficult year because of to the enemy’s financial force and the pandemic,” Rouhani mentioned in a televised speech.
“The economic strain that commenced in 2018 has elevated … and now it is the hardest tension on our expensive region.”
Iran has viewed a sharp boost in coronavirus infections and fatalities due to the fact limits to stem the spread of the pandemic were being steadily lifted from mid-April. The dying toll has not too long ago topped 100 a working day for the 1st time in two months.
Some 2,489 new cases were being recorded in the past 24 several hours, taking the total to 222,669, Well being Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari explained to state television. She claimed 144 individuals had died, bringing the whole to 10,508.
Rouhani stated sporting of masks will turn into obligatory for two weeks starting following Sunday in “gathering places” that are deemed “pink places”.
Senior officers have regularly warned that limitations will be reimposed if wellbeing restrictions such as social distancing to stem the surge in bacterial infections are not observed.
Iran released a marketing campaign on Saturday to motivate a unwilling general public to use facial area masks.