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Minister slams HR advocates silence on anti-Iran sanctions

Tehran, The Iranian health minister on Tuesday criticized the human rights advocates' silence on US anti-Iran sanctions which can impede access of Iranian patients to necessary drugs.

Undoubtedly, the anti-Iran sanctions would harm the elders and infants while the so-called advocates of human rights are observing the development and approving of it by their silence, Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi told reporters.

He rejected the claim that the sanctions will not affect Iran's medical section and noted that embargos against Iran's financial interactions and its oil trade would cause trouble for the country's health section.

The Health Ministry is committed to overcome the problems caused by the sanctions with the support of people, the minister added.

US President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that Washington was walking away from the nuclear agreement.

Trump also said he would reinstate US nuclear sanctions on Iran and impose the highest level of economic bans on the Islamic Republic.

Under the JCPOA, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against Tehran.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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