(March 23, 2020 / JNS) The European Union is planning to send 20 million euros in humanitarian aid to Iran as it struggles with the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The E.U. will also support Tehran’s request for IMF financial help, E.U. foreign-policy chief Josep Borrell said on Monday, according to a Reuters report.
“We’ve not been able to provide a lot of humanitarian help, but there is some 20 million euros in the pipeline … that we expect to be delivered over the next weeks,” said the E.U.’s top diplomat.
“We also agree in supporting the request by Iran and also by Venezuela to the International Monetary Fund to have financial support,” he said.
Iran, which is under strict U.S. sanctions, is the Middle Eastern country that has suffered the most from the coronavirus with more than 1,800 deaths and some 23,049 infected people, the report noted.
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