The European Union will provide 20 million euros in aid to sanctions-hit Iran, which is struggling to cope with a major coronavirus epidemic which has swept through the country.
Iran has been hit hard by the outbreak of coronavirus with more than 23,000 cases in the country and 1,812 deaths that have piled pressure on its already resource-depleted health services.
Tehran has appealed to the international community to ignore US sanctions on the country, which it claims is creating a humanitarian in Iran, and send aid.
On Monday, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the body would come to Iran’s help and also support Tehran’s request for IMF assistance.
“We’ve not been able to provide a lot of humanitarian help but there is some 20 million euros in the pipeline … that we expect to be delivered over the next weeks,” Borrell said, according to Reuters. Läs artikel