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Iran's Rouhani pushes for IMF loan, slams US 'medical terrorism'

US points to medical and humanitarian exceptions to sanctions policies, blames Iran's mismanagement of economy.

A shared global concern arising from the novel coronavirus pandemic has done little to bring arch-enemies Iran and the United States closer together. Instead, it appears to have further ratcheted up the already bitter war of words.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is now accusing Washington of waging “medical terrorism” against his country by denying it access to much-needed medical supplies. “This will linger as a historical disgrace for the American ruling elites, who continue to mount pressure on the Iranian nation under the current circumstances,” Rouhani told a cabinet meeting in Tehran April 8.

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