MOSCOW 

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Monday slammed as “anti-human,” U.S. sanctions against Iran that is battling the deadly coronavirus. 

The sanctions create a strong barrier for Iran that has been hit heavily by the virus known as COVID-19, the ministry said in a statement.

“Illegal unilateral U.S. sanctions, imposed since May 2018 as part of the ‘maximum pressure’ campaign, are a powerful obstacle to effective fight against the infection. The reason for the many victims, caused by it, lies not only in the disease itself, but also in the fact that the U.S, purposefully hinder the resistance [to the

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