Issue Brief on “Iran’s Coronovirus Outbreak Responses & Crippling US Sanctions”


Year 2020 in its very first quarter has unleashed an invisible enemy upon the world; COVID-19 a viral pandemic that has claimed thousands of precious lives, has halted public activity, shutdown industries and put entire populations of cities and provinces in indefinite lockdown all around the globe. One of the worst hit countries by COVID-19 crisis is Iran reporting over 44,3605 infected cases and about 2,898 deaths.[1] Apart from loss of life, for a country crippled with harsh economic sanctions, the sheer magnitude of damage that a pandemic could cause is immeasurable to say the least. It is akin to fighting a fire with both hands tied behind one’s back and no water.

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