Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif demanded Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump stop halting the sale of Iranian oil as it faces difficulties in supporting its citizens in the midst of the novel coronavirus.

“What we want is for him to STOP preventing Iran from selling oil & other products, buying its needs & making & receiving payments,” Zarif said on Twitter.

He said although Iran in under restrictions, the U.S. was forced to buy ventilators from a Russian company included on the sanction list.

A delivery of ventilators manufactured by a Russian company under U.S. sanctions was transported

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