Lavrov calls on US to lift Iran sanctions amid coronavirus outbreak
On March 24, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif at the latter’s request, Russian Foreign Ministry said in a press release.
“The coronavirus pandemic was discussed. High praise was given to bilateral cooperation in countering this global challenge. Notes were compared regarding corresponding measures and initiatives at international organizations, including the UN,” the ministry said.
According to the statement, Sergey Lavrov pointed out that Russia continues to urge Washington to immediately lift its inhumane sanctions that prevent the respective governments from combating COVID-19.
The parties also exchanged views on current items on the international agenda, including the Syrian settlement and the situation in Afghanistan.