Zarif terms preventing purchase of medicine for Iranians as “crime against humanity”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described preventing the purchase of medicine and food for the Iranian nation as a “crime against humanity”.

The Iranian foreign minister made the remarks in a telephone conversation with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi.

During the phone talk with his Japanese counterpart, Zarif exchanged views on international and regional, as well as mutual ties.

Zarif called on the Japanese government to prevent the unlawful measure by the United States as part of the general commitment of countries to implement Security Council resolutions, including Resolution 2231.

He urged the active and constructive role of Iran in bringing peace and stability to the region, adding that the presence of foreign forces not only does not help the region but also exacerbates the situation.

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, for his part, said that Japan has always supported the JCPOA, noting that Japan’s stance on stabilizing the Middle East has not changed.


Source: IRNA