Iran expects world to condemn US sanctions on medical supplies

Iran expects the world community and the World Health Summit to break silence in the face of US sanctions on import of medical supplies in total disregard of human rights and access to medical treatment, Iranian Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri said.

Jahangiri said that Iran appeals to the international community to use all leverages and strategies to confront the US sanctions breaching the humanitarian values.

Washington's anti-Iran sanctions have targeted almost every dimension of Iranian people's livelihood. The US sanctions hampered delivery of emergency supplies and humanitarian aid for hundreds of thousand people affected by waves of deadly floods in Iran; a situation that has been decried by the human rights groups.

Speaking at the 7th World Health Summit Regional Meeting in the Persian Gulf island, Kish, Jahangiri said that Iran also 'expects countries in the region to cooperate with each other on manufacturing medical equipment.

Given the role of Iran helping supply medical equipment to the regional states, Jahangiri said that any threat to Iran's health system will endanger the entire region.

Despite brutal sanctions of the US, Iranian academics are acing all across the world, and thousands of international students have enrolled at Iranian universities with lots of joint scientific projects underway, he said.

The 7th World Health Summit Regional Meeting is in progress in Kish attended by 181 scholars from 40 countries. The meeting is underway on April 29-30.

Sustainable development, Non-communicable diseases, mental health, and technologies' role in health instructions are among the main topics of the two-day meeting.

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