Iran and coronavirus.

Thank you for contacting me about sanctions on Iran and coronavirus.

The UK is working with the international community to ensure Iran receives the humanitarian support it needs during this global pandemic.

The UK, alongside its E3 partners (France and Germany) is offering Iran a comprehensive package of support to stem the rapid spread of coronavirus, including equipment for laboratory tests and protective body suits and gloves, as well as financial support.

The UK, France and Germany have also committed to provide a further €5 million to tackle the covid-19 epidemic in Iran, through the World Health Organisation or other UN agencies.

I hope this reassures you that Iran is receiving the humanitarian support it needs, despite economic sanctions.