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Since 2018, we have been trying hard to neutralise enemies’ sanctions every day, hour, moment: President Rouhani

Tehran (ISNA) – Iran’s President emphasized that with strict observance of health protocols by the people, today we do not have red and orange status areas in the country, and many areas of the country are among the yellow ones, adding, “Now all efforts must be made to maintain these favourable conditions and stabilise the situation in fighting coronavirus”.

Speaking on Saturday at the 50th meeting of the National Task Force Against Coronavirus, President Hassan Rouhani referred to the spread of the mutated virus in some European countries, especially the United Kingdom, and called on the relevant authorities to prevent the virus from entering the country, especially by the means of travellers.

“In some countries, flights have been suspended and monitoring has increased,” the president said, adding, “We have to be very careful with the entrances so that this mutated virus does not infect our people and society”.

The President continued, “When we compare Iran with developed countries in Europe and the United States, the importance of the functioning of all influential factors, led by the medical staff, becomes clearer”.

Dr. Rouhani also went on to state, “We are dealing with coronavirus and must increase our care, especially during the days of the martyrdom of Her Holiness Zahra (AS)”.

“People love the Progeny of the Prophet and it is their right, but at the same time, observing the protocols is our religious and national duty, and this is what they want us to do, and we must fully observe it,” said the President.

He added, “No one should doubt that the viciousness and obstructions of the Americans is clear, not only in the matter of buying vaccines, drugs and food, but also in any sale and purchase from abroad”.

Dr. Rouhani added, “We called on the country where our money is to transfer it to us so that we could buy the vaccine, and that country accepted, and OFAC does not seem to mind, and then they said that it must be transferred to an American bank first and be transferred from the American bank to us, but who trusts you? You have stolen our money wherever you have found it. How can you trust an infamous thief?”

“The fact that the Supreme Leader told us to neutralise the sanctions, this is what we have been doing on a daily, hourly and momentarily basis since 2018. Every time a commodity is exported or imported from the country and money is transferred, this is where there are hours of fighting against sanctions to the point of ineffectiveness, and thus the commodity is imported or exported,” said the President.

He continued, “The day we buy the vaccine and it enters the country, the Ministry of Health Dr. Namaki himself should take care of it. On that day, I ask you to report specifically to the people that how many vaccines have been given and who has received a shot”.

The President also added, “The Ministry of Health should set priorities for vaccination and explain it to the people accurately and on a daily basis”.

Stating that economic activity and labour and production must continue rapidly, he continued, “The health sector needs to be strengthened in terms of equipment and staff”.

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