Iran requests IMF for $5 Bln to fight COVID-19 Pandemic despite Trump administration’s opposition

The Nation | Apr 8, 2020 at 4:40 PM
  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to provide Tehran with $5 billion worth of support to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in Iran, Iranian officials, along with a host of foreign officials, including many Americans, have repeatedly called on Trump to lift the unilateral economic sanctions on Tehran.
  • On Monday, a group of 24 former senior world officials, including former NATO secretary generals, UN and EU senior officials, foreign and defence ministers of a number of European countries, the Middle East and the US, called on the Trump administration to ease sanctions on Iran amid the ongoing pandemic.