Thursday , 28 January 2021

Urgent appeal addressed to the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to prevent a “human catastrophe” in Iran

Shabtabnews – IOPHR sent an open letter to Mike Pompeo, pointing to the Iranian regime’s incapacity to the deal with Coronavirus , and thus asking US and International help to deal with the epidemic in Iran .

In this letter IOPHR draws attention “to the critical situation facing Iranian citizens, who are now facing rampant disease and an intentional disregard for globally-accepted health protocols, in addition to a lack of freedom and ubiquitous governmental corruption, all under a tyrannical dictatorship. As the current Wuhan Virus (COVID-19) crisis in Iran unfolds, international peace and security may also be jeopardized. Therefore, IOPHR requests all free and democratic countries to form an international coalition, under the directives of the United Nations, to help the Iranian citizens overcome all of the above-mentioned issues.”

Therefore, IOPHR further requests, as a matter of extreme urgency, that ‘all means possible’ be considered to find a way to directly deliver medical equipment to the hospitals and Iranian citizens within Iran, and to bypass government-controlled channels, such as a possible ‘Air Lift’. IOPHR strongly believes that disregarding the above concerns can potentially result in a humanitarian catastrophe in Iran and beyond.”