Iran leader Khamenei bans imports of U.S., British COVID-19 vaccines

by Reuters
Friday, 8 January 2021 08:37 GMT

DUBAI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday banned the government from importing new coronavirus vaccines from the United States and Britain.

"Imports of U.S. and British vaccines into the country are banned. I have told this to officials and I'm saying it publicly now," Khamenei said in live televised speech.

"If the Americans were able to produce a vaccine, they would not have such a coronavirus fiasco in their own country," he said. (Reporting by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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