Iran's money goes to the agents of terrorism, the Revolutionary Guards, drugs and tobacco ... and no consolation to health
During a meeting with him yesterday about [size=13]Iran , US President Donald Trump replied when asked if the United States was preventing the arrival of medical aid to Iran at a time when the Corona virus is spreading alarmingly in Iranian cities. "I think the Iranian people love America. I think they will love to be free, and if They need help with the virus, we have the world's greatest medical professionals, we'd like to send them. "
Trump criticized the regime in Iran for what he called the exorbitant foreign influence campaign that Tehran is undertaking to ease the US sanctions imposed on it, saying that this campaign is not aimed at providing relief or health to the Iranian people, but rather raising funds for its terrorist operations.
He added that since 2012 the system has been spent in Iran More than $ 16 billion in financing terrorist agents abroad, while health care services continued to suffer horribly underfunded, and this led to the resignation of the Minister of Health in January 2019 to protest the repeated cuts in the ministry’s budget.
The US President stressed that the sanctions imposed by his country do not prevent aid from reaching Iran.
The United States maintains broad mandates that allow food, agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical devices to be sold by American people or from the United States to Iran.
Iranian rejection of American humanitarian aid.
In early April, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the US sanctions of being the main reason behind the failure of the Iranian government’s efforts to combat the Corona virus, at a time when Iranian documents show that their health-care companies have been able to import “test kits” since January.
Tehran has rejected the United States' offer to provide humanitarian aid and medical supplies to the Iranian people to help tackle the outbreak of the Corona virus (Covid-19). On March 23, the Iranian Ministry of Health expelled the "Doctors Without Borders" team, which was setting up a treatment facility in Isfahan, however, the regime continues to call for the easing of sanctions.
In late March, President Rouhani unintentionally revealed this during a cabinet meeting, when he praised the State Department's concerted efforts to influence public opinion and said "no to sanctions", adding that the regime's efforts in his country aimed to return his seized funds in other countries.
According to the US State Department, the Iranian government created a website in early March to coordinate government propaganda about the Corona virus and efforts to end US sanctions, at a time when many Iranian diplomatic missions inflated the content of this site, which encouraged many foreign entities to challenge US sanctions.
Significant military expenditures that Iran
possesses Also, enough money on hand to combat the outbreak of the Coronavirus, and it controls hundreds of billions of dollars in its National Development Fund, in addition to the many hedge funds for Khamenei that flow from assets originally confiscated from the people, and this money can be used for government spending.
In 2018, Iran withdrew an estimated $ 2.5 billion from the National Development Fund to increase defense spending, and in 2019 it withdrew $ 1.5 billion from the fund to cover other military expenses.
On March 9, five Iranian parliamentarians asked the government to transfer assets from this money to meet the consequences of the Corona virus, and on the 26th of the same month, President Rouhani requested that Khamenei agree to transfer one billion dollars from the National Defense Fund.
In the context of seeking relief to counter the virus, Iran is reported to be She transferred $ 400 million from the fund to pay government salaries, and Khamenei also found time to interfere in the parliamentary budget process. On March 19, [url=https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/ar/Story/t/674/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AD%D8%B1%D8%B3 %D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AB%D9%88%D8%B1%D9%8A]the[/url] Islamic [url=https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/ar/Story/t/674/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AD%D8%B1%D8%B3 %D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AB%D9%88%D8%B1%D9%8A]Revolutionary Guard[/url] Corps funding was 33 percent more than Rouhani's original budget request.
Khamenei also more than doubled the funding for the Basij Forces, a division that tracks the system and the United States says is responsible for killing about 1,500 Iranians in the November 2019 protests
. President Trump said, "For years, the Iranian regime has prioritized its proxies over the people and stole money." That the Iranians deserve and have not gone to health care for.
In July 2019, one billion euros ($ 1.081 billion) dedicated to medical supplies and another 170 million dollars earmarked for medical goods were spent instead on tobacco. ”A
careful follow-up to the path of Iranian funds
The United States is very closely following the path of Iranian funds that are said to be In 2018, as America imposed sanctions on an Iranian "humanitarian" company for hiding payments that provided hundreds of millions of dollars to Hezbollah and Hamas through the Revolutionary Guard's Quds Corps
, Trump said, commenting on the growing wave of anger among the people. The Iranian because of the way Allen is treated Or with the wide spread of Corona in the Iranian cities and attempts to cover up the real numbers of deaths and people living with the deadly virus "after decades of the Iranian people it was the first to reject excuses system. New writings in a Tehran suburb say (Islamic Republic ofIran is the real virus. After Khamenei accused the United States of using the Corona virus as a biological weapon, it was the most prominent hashtags used in Iran (KhameneiVirus) and (IslamicRepublicVirus). From the Iranian regime, ”he said.
The past three months have witnessed a major outbreak of the Corona virus in Iranian cities, with more than 60,000 confirmed cases of the virus and 3,739 deaths recorded. The system has been subjected to major criticism in the Iranian interior, after reports that have been knowingly informed. Early government outbreak of the disease However, it has decided not to do anything about it, and Iran, which has a population of about 83 million, is today one of the epidemics of the world.
Kyanosh Janboor, a spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Health, wrote in a tweet on Twitter, that "on average 50 people contract the virus in Iran approximately every hour, and the death rate is one person every 10 minutes or six people per hour." This realistic comment echoed previous warnings by other Iranian health officials that the true number of infections and deaths caused by the Coruna virus is "definitely" higher than what the government recognizes.
Rick Brennan, the director of emergency for the World Health Organization, who recently visited Tehran, on March 17, said the actual total number of "Covid-19" may be five times higher than official statistics.