Iraq has agreed to switch $125 million of frozen Iranian funds to a European financial institution for the acquisition of 16 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, Iranian Vitality Minister Reza Ardakanian was quoted as saying by state media on Saturday.
Iran, the toughest hit Center Jap nation by COVID-19, has complained that U.S. sanctions have been stopping it from making funds to purchase vaccines.
Ardakanian stated the funds would go in direction of the acquisition of vaccines from the World Well being Group (WHO) – sponsored world COVAX vaccine-sharing plan, state information company IRNA reported.
There was no rapid affirmation by Iraqi officers of the reported launch of Iran’s funds for the acquisition of vaccines.
Whereas holding talks with world powers in Vienna to revive its 2015 nuclear accord, Tehran has demanded the discharge of $20 billion of its oil income it says has been frozen in international locations reminiscent of Iraq, South Korea and China resulting from U.S. sanctions since 2018. read more
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