Iranian envoy blasts West media for hyping Iranian health official’s remarks on China’s virus figures
Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh Photograph: Yu Tianjiao/GT
The Iranian Ambassador to China burdened the long-standing bilateral relationship and belief between Iran and China and blasted Western media retailers for smearing the relations by hyping Iranian well being official’s remarks on China’s coronavirus figures.
Ambassador Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh advised the International Occasions in an unique interview on Wednesday that “the official and thus the real place of the Iranian authorities is exercised by the Ministry of Overseas Affairs.”
President Hassan Rouhani and Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Overseas Affairs, have been expressing their sturdy assist for China’s administration within the battle towards the epidemic, he mentioned.
Mohammad’s remarks got here after media reported on Monday that Iran’s well being ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour mentioned China’s official figures on the coronavirus outbreak was a “bitter joke.” AFP reported on Tuesday that an AIDS professional in Iran additionally questioned China’s coronavirus toll.
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“It’s anticipated that the wheat must be separated from the chaff on this context,” the diplomat mentioned.
“I will not let in my capability as ambassador the hard-won and long-lasting friendship and belief between us be overshadowed or impaired by any trivial factors,” he burdened.
Responding to questions associated to the credibility of how China launched its coronavirus figures, the ambassador advised the International Occasions that they’ve benefited from first-hand data disseminated commonly and on the well timed method by related Chinese language authorities.
“In my view this actually demonstrates our belief within the efforts and troublesome job carried out to include the [virus] unfold [by China].”
From our perspective, it’s incumbent upon all nations to not permit that transparency as one among overarching traits of fine governance be “politicized and perverted to safe illegitimate and hegemonic pursuits by some nations. Sadly, that is one thing occurring,” he famous.
Whereas the adverse feedback by the well being official made worldwide headlines, the ambassador advised the International Occasions that “any type of media maneuvering aimed toward smearing the sound relationship between Iran and China must be thought to be nugatory.”
“It has not been ignored that some nations are utilizing the pandemic as a pretext to proceed exerting their futile efforts to wreck the connection between Iran and China by distorting details or making a mountain out of a molehill,” he mentioned.
He blasted these Western media for being reluctant to report the mutual help supplied by the 2 nations’ governments and folks, which reveals the spirit of solidarity and international cooperation.
Throughout the interview, the ambassador praised China’s efforts to fight the virus which he mentioned contributed to the folks’s well being overseas.
He restated one of many statements from the Iranian Overseas Ministry, which mentioned “The federal government and folks of China cleared the path in suppressing the coronavirus and generously aids nations throughout the globe. The Chinese language bravery, dedication and professionalism in COVID19 containment deserve acknowledgment. Iran has at all times been grateful to China in these making an attempt occasions.”
Iran was the primary vacation spot for Chinese language medical groups despatched overseas. The medical workforce to Iran returned to China lately. The ambassador mentioned the primary medical workforce “proves indisputably that Iran is regarded extremely within the overseas coverage of China.”