Iranian Red Crescent Cannot Receive Foreign Financial Aid To Help Flood Victims Due To U.S. Sanctions, Group Says
Reuters: Flood-hit Iran getting no financial aid from abroad due to U.S. sanctions: statement
“U.S. sanctions have prevented the Iranian Red Crescent from obtaining any foreign financial aid to assist victims of flooding that has killed at least 70 people and inundated some 1,900 communities, the group said on Sunday. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last week that Washington was ready to help via the Red Cross and Red Crescent, but accused Iran’s clerical establishment of ‘mismanagement in urban planning and in emergency preparedness’…” (Dehghanpisheh, 4/7).