Iranian people launched an online petition to demand the removal of US sanctions which have been targeting the lives of innocent people. The petition 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.
Iran is fighting the coronavirus pandemic under the harshest ever sanctions by the US. This has put their health at serious risk. The call-up was started with the aim of bringing about beneficial results in support of the Iranian nation.
Washington had walked out of a UN-backed 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major world powers in 2018. The sanctions were re-imposed then. Britain, France, and Germany have stopped their transactions with the Islamic Republic. Washington began forcing others to toe its sanctions line.
EU has urged Washington to ease sanction on Iran & approve economic aid to help deal with coronavirus but its calls were rejected. US has been preventing IMF from assisting Iran. EU regrets US refusal to allow economic aid for Iran to fight coronavirus.
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. The petition is available here and anyone can sign it by entering their name and email address.