The time has come for Trump and Pompeo to cancel U.S. sanctions on Iran and thereby save at least some lives. The world would be a better place.
The lack of humanity shown by America’s diplomatic corps ensures that in the long run the U.S. will be left to fend for itself when the next crisis hits.
Iran has been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, and new US sanctions are making it worse. Alfred de Zayas, a former UN Special Rapporteur, says that intensified US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela during the crisis are “insane”, and possibly genocidal.
Italy requested doctors from China, Cuba, and Venezuela to contain the coronavirus, while Cuba rescued a ship of British citizens. Meanwhile, US sanctions worsen the toll of the Covid-19 crisis in Iran and Venezuela.