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Iran in Talks with China, India to Buy More COVID-19 Vaccines: Vaezi

2021-02-13 11:22:37
A senior Iranian official says the country is in talks with China and India to purchase coronavirus vaccines.

Chief of Staff of the President’s Office Mahmoud Vaezi said the move will complete Iran’s repertoire of COVID-19 vaccines.

“I think with these measures, our basket of vaccines will be complete and we will have all of them before the Persian New Year,” he said.

Vaezi added Iran is currently scheduled to import one million doses of coronavirus vaccines from Russia.

“In the next phase, more vaccines will be imported from Russia,” he added.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Vaezi reacted to the claim that the administration of President Hassan Rouhani is playing with the exchange rate for the US dollar in the run-up to the upcoming Iranian presidential election and that the administration is able to decrease the exchange rate for the greenback.

“If we can bring down the exchange rate for the dollar even one hour earlier, we will definitely do it,” Vaezi noted. 

In this regard, he added, officials are visiting regional countries to free up Iran’s frozen assets.