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US calls on Iran to cooperate fully, transparently with international aid

Washington, Feb 29 (TNCCurrentAffairs)The United States has called on Iran to cooperate fully and transparently with international aid and health organisations during the public health crisis caused by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
US Secretary of State, Michael R Pompeo said, ‘We will continue to work closely with countries in the region to help address unmet needs in response to the virus.’
According to US department of state, this offer of support to the Iranian people has been formally conveyed to Iran through the Swiss government.
The US Department of the Treasury and the Government of Switzerland recently announced the Swiss Humanitarian Trade Arrangement (SHTA), under which certain donations to Iran intended to relieve human suffering, donation of medicine and more will be exempted from US sanctions with broad exceptions and authorisations.

Via UNI-India
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