News ID: 322480
Published: 0256 GMT June 22, 2022

Iran's EB foundation urges US oil expropriation in favor of patients

Iran's EB foundation urges US oil expropriation in favor of patients

The EB Foundation of Iran called for the expropriation of a seized US oil shipment in damages for the harm inflicted upon Iranians suffering from epidermolysis bullosa due to Washington’s inhumane sanctions.

In its appeal, the foundation referred to one of the two Greek-flagged oil tankers that Iran seized in the Persian Gulf last month.

It said the adverse impacts of the sanctions have deepened the wounds of the patients suffering from the rare skin disorder, Press TV reported.

“Our minimum demand is that the cargo of the ship be confiscated in favor of EB patients, so that perhaps a small portion of the material and spiritual damage to them will be compensated,” the foundation said.

It explained the “criminal” sanctions which were imposed on 2018 have prevented EB patients from accessing special dressings and, as a result, have inflicted “numerous severe physical and psychological wounds on these patients and their families”.

“The barbarity of America’s irrational sanctions has even gone so far as to prevent access to humanitarian items that are vital to patients’ lives,” it lamented.

Iran has repeatedly denounced the sanctions as an act of “economic war”, “economic terrorism”, and “medical terrorism.”




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