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Turkish Health Ministry delivers medical supplies to Iran

Iran is one of the worst-hit countries by coronavirus outbreak as the death toll reached to 2,234.
27.03.2020 - 08:49

Turkey has delivered medical supplies and medicines to Iran amid the global coronavirus outbreak.


Medical aid sent by the Turkish Health Ministry and Iranians living in Turkey has reached the country’s capital Tehran, Iran's Foreign Ministry said Thursday in a statement.

Although the US has not directly imposed sanctions on Iran's healthcare sector, sanctions on Iran’s banking sector and a lack of business with foreign companies that fear they will be included on US sanctions lists if they cooperate with or help Iran make it difficult for Iran to import medical supplies and medicines.

So far, China, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, some European countries and Japan have sent supplies to Iran.