TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman dismissed as “meddlesome and hateful” the statements issued by the US State Department on Iran’s fight against coronavirus, saying such demagogic remarks reveal the hatemongering nature of the US regime.
In a statement on Tuesday, Abbas Mousavi said the US government is legally not in a position to comment on Iran’s actions as it has consciously threatened to endanger the health of the Iranian people through economic and medical terrorism and committed crimes against humanity, and also because of its poor performance in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak inside the United States.
While the United States has the largest number of people infected with the coronavirus, and the slogan of America First has just been achieved during this misery, and while the American people are living in extremely dire conditions, the US State Department officials are commenting on Iran’s actions to counter the virus based on false information by deceitful people and anti-Iran lobbyists, he added.
“The US government has acknowledged that in recent years it has spent at least $9 trillion to interfere in the internal affairs of the Middle Eastern countries to create insecurity and instability there. It included spending on creating and reinforcing terrorist groups such as ISIS and the disgraceful deal of the century that was born dead. Of that stunning amount, just $3 trillion was spent during Donald Trump’s first three years in office,” the spokesman stated, according to the Foreign Ministry’s official website.
He went on to say that if these extraordinarily heavy costs had been spent for tens of millions of poor, vulnerable, and homeless people of the United States – not elsewhere in the world -, we wouldn’t have witnessed American nurses crying about the lack of treatment facilities; we wouldn’t have seen the medical staff wearing garbage bags; and we wouldn’t have witnessed patients crying in a country that claims to be hotbed of prosperity, welfare, and human rights.
“Such blatant remarks cannot hide the Trump administration’s weak performance in dealing with the coronavirus, bad economic and stock market conditions in the country, and domestic pressure in the months leading up to the US presidential election or the crisis outside the US from public view,” Mousavi added.
The spokesman finally noted that all elements of the Islamic Republic of Iran, with the support of the Iranian people, would deal with the coronavirus in the face of unilateral, cruel and illegal US sanctions, and will emerge victorious out of this tough test.