Opinion | Trump's refusal to relax Iran sanctions during the coronavirus threatens everyone

Opinion | Hadi Ghaemi: President Trump's refusal to relax Iran sanctions during the coronavirus threatens everyone. - @NBCNewsTHINK

3/26/2020 12:14:00 PM

Opinion | Hadi Ghaemi: President Trump's refusal to relax Iran sanctions during the coronavirus threatens everyone. - NBCNewsTHINK

Iranian officials were dismissive of the threat, and now their belated efforts are running up against the wall of sanctions. But as usual, the most vulnerable will suffer the most.

, with whom it has major political differences, have been providing aid and supplies.These governments — many of which have supported sanctions on Iran — understand that the Iranian government is failing to control the outbreak, that it is not able to get the supplies it needs on its own and that this failure threatens us all.

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We can spend months deliberating over what this repressive government has brought on itself and what it deserves. But during that time, many more people will die in Iran, and the virus will continue to spread. This collective punishment of the Iranian people will only endanger our own efforts by letting the epidemic spread beyond its borders.

We can spend months deliberating over what this repressive government has brought on itself and what it deserves. But during that time, many more people will die. Read more: NBC News »

THINK Relax Iran sanctions? Really? Seriously? OK. They must first take simple steps. 1) Release all imprisoned Americans. 2) Release all Iranian political prisoners. 3) Stop supporting Hezbollah, Hamas and Assad. OK. Can they sit at a table with President Trump now like good guys? THINK Hadi Ghaemi is a lying dog face pony soldier.

THINK Stop the sanctions s while Iran in on the Mat. U don't kick a foe when he's down!! THINK The sanctions do not affect the US. THINK You lot specialise in fake news,no you don’t just straight out Lies we are down under (Australia)but we are not stupid,we have access to world news and events and your President offered to lift sanctions against Iran they refused why are you spreading lies about the President ?

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