Iran’s Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei introduced in a televised tackle a ban on the import of coronavirus vaccines from the US and the UK, saying the 2 international locations had been “not reliable”.
“I’ve already stated it to authorities officers, and now announce it publicly. The import of American and British vaccines is prohibited,” Khamenei stated in his tackle on Friday.
“American and British vaccines usually are not allowed within the nation. The US and Britain usually are not reliable,” Xinhua information company quoted the highest chief as saying in his tackle on Friday.
The Supreme Chief additionally praised the Iranian Covid-19 vaccine now on the human trial stage as a “supply of satisfaction” for the nation, and voiced hope that different vaccine tasks can be developed and improved sooner or later within the nation.
After Khamenei’s tackle, the Iranian Pink Crescent Society introduced the import of American Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines has been cancelled.
“The import of 150,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine (developed by) Pfizer Inc from the US to the nation by the Iranian Pink Crescent Society is cancelled,” IRCS spokesman Mohammad Hassan Qosian Moqaddam instructed the state-run IRNA information company on Friday night time.
“We’re able to cooperate, if obligatory, in case (Iran’s) Ministry of Well being, Remedy and Medical Training places in a request (for importing vaccines) from jap international locations,” Moqaddam added.