25 Jun 2024
Wednesday 22 April 2020 - 01:03
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Anti-Iran sanctions petition reaches 350k signatures

April 22, The Iran Project - An online petition which calls for the removal of anti-Iran sanctions amid coronavirus outbreak has gathered nearly 350,000 signatures since it launched.

Iranian people launched an online petition, demanding the removal of US brutal sanctions which have been targeting the lives of innocent people and put their health at serious risk.

The call-up was started with the hope of increasing public opinion's pressure on the international bodies who will in turn pile up pressures of on US and Europe to lift or relax sanctions with the aim of bringing about beneficial results in support of the Iranian nation.

The petition is availablehereand people can sign it by entering their name and email.

Iran is fighting the coronavirus pandemic under the harshest ever sanctions by the US, which were re-imposed after Washington walked out of a UN-backed 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major world powers in 2018.

After exiting the landmark nuclear deal, Washington began forcing others to toe its sanctions line. Britain, France, and Germany have stopped their transactions with the Islamic Republic, bowing to the US.

Over the past days and following this call-up, it was announced that special banking channel of Switzerland has been launched, and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday called for any sanctions imposed on countries like Iran facing the new coronavirus pandemic to be "urgently re-evaluated" to avoid pushing strained medical systems into collapse.

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