Iran’s envoy to IAEA: Sanction-affected countries to hold virtual seminar

“The meeting with Cuban and Venezuelan ambassadors was held in Vienna to discuss measures to counter unilateral sanctions within the framework of international organizations,” tweeted on Friday.

"Among other things, it was agreed that a virtual seminar for the ambassadors of countries affected by sanctions would be held in the near future," he added.

According to a United Natiions human rights expert, about 20 per cent of the UN member states are targeted by unilateral sanctions.  

Alena Douban said in a report to UN General Assembly that Unilateral sanctions impede the humanitarian response to the COVID-19 pandemic, “and must end immediately,” reported on October 16.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every person today, and has made the negative humanitarian effect of unilateral sanctions more obvious and more disastrous,” Alena Douhan said as she presented a report to the UN General Assembly.

On October 14, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called the US “illegal” restrictions imposed on Iran’s access to its financial assets in other countries to buy food and medicine “crime against humanity”.

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