“If [Americans] want to help Iran, all they need to do is to lift sanctions. Then we can deal with the coronavirus outbreak,” said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani last week, who made it sound simple: Iran could have eradicated the novel coronavirus, had it not been for the devilish US sanctions.
A bulldozer clears rubble and debris at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Ain al-Asad air base was struck by a barrage of Iranian missiles in retaliation for the US drone strike. (File photo: AP)
An Iranian woman wears a protective face mask, following the coronavirus outbreak, as she talks on the phone, in Tehran, Iran March 5, 2020. (Reuters)