Iran will develop own vaccines
Iran will count on China and Russia to accomplish it
Iranians cannot use the Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines. Iranian spiritual leader, ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the most powerful man in the country, announced on Friday that the US and British vaccines are allowed to be imported.
‘I have informed government officials and I am now saying it in public’, Khamenei said about the import ban during a television speech. Khamenei praised his country’s efforts to develop its own vaccines.
So, at the end of last year, began testing a vaccine candidate on humans, the spiritual leader is an important step in the fight against the corona of the epidemic in the country.
Khamenei said that Iran can also get vaccines from “other reliable places” without going into detail about it. He may have been referring to allies China and Russia.
Iran, with more than 80 million inhabitants, is the worst affected country in the Middle East. According to Johns Hopkins University, nearly 1.3 million infections have been detected in the country and about 56,000 people have died from the effects of the virus. Because of American sanctions, it is difficult for Iran to obtain vaccines in any case.