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Iran to Import COVID-19 Vaccines, Despite US Sanctions – Report

Despite US sanctions, Iran has still been able to import coronavirus vaccines from foreign companies, according to Iran's First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri.

“Of course, sanctions and pressures have posed obstacles [to Iran's trade] in all fields, including supplying coronavirus vaccine, but fortunately, the country’s management power can defuse the sanctions,” Jahangiri said.

Abdolnasser Hemmati, governor of the Central Bank of Iran, said Thursday that nearly 200 million euros were allocated to purchase 16.8 million COVID-19 vaccine doses.

The news comes after claims by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that the US has been sabotaging Tehran's attempts at securing a vaccine abroad, though the country does have an active effort at producing its own vaccine product. (JPost / VFI News)