Economically besieged Islamic Republic’s year looks set to hinge on whether tormentor-in-chief is re-elected.
No sign as yet of Trump administration relenting. Reports say it may veto Iranian application to IMF for $5bn of emergency funding.
Beijing says Washington’s measures are “against humanitarianism and hampers Iran's epidemic response & delivery of humanitarian aid”.
Central bank requests $5bn in emergency funding. Islamic Republic has world's third worst outbreak of coronavirus. Its economy, already hobbled by US sanctions, faces another body blow.
Iranian minister complains “some countries don’t say anything about their situation” amid the outbreak.