2021-01-10 19:39:19 UTC
Now Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is bitching about being banned from Twitter:
Covid-19: Iran cancels Pfizer order after Khamenei bans vaccines from UK and
Iran's supreme leader has described coronavirus vaccines produced in the UK
and the United States as untrustworthy
Iran's Red Crescent Society confirmed that it had cancelled the delivery of
thousands of vaccines donated and produced by Pfizer after Khameini's
By Areeb Ullah
8 January 2021
Iran said it would not import thousands of coronavirus vaccines donated by
Pfizer after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei banned vaccines produced
by the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Iranian Red Crescent society confirmed on Friday to semi-official Tasnim
News Agency that it will not accept vaccines donated and produced by Pfizer
following Khameini's comments.
"We can confirm that the Red Crescent cancelled 150,000 doses of the Pfizer
vaccine for the coronavirus from the United States," a spokesperson for the
Iranian Red Crescent told Tasnim.
"One million coronavirus vaccines will be provided instead to the Red
Crescent society from one of our allies: Russia, China and India."
Earlier on Friday, Khameini described vaccines coming from Britain and the
United States as "completely untrustworthy" during a televised speech in
"Imports of US and British vaccines into the country are forbidden...
They're completely untrustworthy. It's not unlikely they would want to
contaminate other nations," said Khamenei, the country's highest authority.
"Given our experience with France's HIV-tainted blood supplies, French
vaccines are not trustworthy either," Khamenei said, referring to the
country's contaminated blood scandal of the 1980s and 1990s.
The supreme leader also said vaccines produced in France were
Iran has borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic in the Middle East,
with a recorded 1,274,514 cases and 56,018 deaths as of Friday.
On Monday, Iran's health minister confirmed that it had registered its first
case of a new coronavirus variant from a traveller who came from the UK.
The new variant, first identified in Britain, is more contagious than
previous variants of the coronavirus.
Last month, Iran launched human trials for its first domestic Covid-19
vaccine in the hopes of fighting the pandemic despite US sanctions, which
affect its ability to import drugs and medicines.
If the Palesimians would listen to the ayatollah,
they wouldn't be whining: https://tinyurl.com/y22h3ake