Iran has banned the import of Covid-19 coronavirus vaccines produced in the United States or Britain. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei announced this on Friday, January 8.
“The importation of U.S. and British vaccines into the country is forbidden. I have told this to the authorities and I am saying it now publicly,” he said on Iranian television.
If the US had invented a truly effective vaccine against Covid-19, they would not have suffered so much from the pandemic, the Ayatollah is convinced.
As reported by EADaily, earlier the Western media was abuzz with rumors that Seyyid Ali Khamenei himself was carrying the coronavirus disease. However, an informed source affiliated with the Office of the Supreme Leader of Iran, denied rumors about the poor health of the spiritual leader of the Islamic Republic, stressing that he is in good health.
More than 67 million people in the world were infected with the coronavirus. About 1.54 million patients died and 43 million patients recovered. The leaders in number of Covid-19 infections: USA – 14.75 million; India – 9.6 million; Brazil – 6.6 million; Russia – 2.4 million; France – 2.35 million. More than 1 million cases were also registered in Italy, Great Britain, Spain, Argentina, Columbia, Germany, Mexico, Poland, and Iran.