Kuwait donates $10 million to coronavirus battle in Iran

Tasnim – Kuwait’s top diplomat said his country would give a donation of $10 million to Iran to help the efforts to contain the coronavirus epidemic.

In a telephone conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday morning, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah expressed solidarity with the Iranian government and nation in the battle with the coronavirus epidemic, and unveiled plans for a donation of $10 million to Iran for the fight against COVID-19.

For his part, Zarif expressed gratitude to the Kuwaiti government and nation, and described the war on the virus as a global issue that requires regional and international cooperation.

Zarif also denounced the unilateral and illegal sanctions the US has imposed on the Iranian nation, and called on Kuwait to participate actively in the global campaign for ending and defying those inhumane sanctions.

In a telephone conversation with Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the UK Dominic Raab on Monday, Zarif called on London not to follow the cruel and illegal sanctions the US has imposed on Iran.

Last week, Zarif sent a letter to Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, denouncing the US’ sanctions as a major obstacle to the Islamic Republic’s fight against the coronavirus and urging that such unilateral and illegal sanctions should end.

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