“Iran’s clever campaign of influence to obtain sanctions relief is not aimed at providing medical assistance to the Iranian people, but at sponsoring its terrorist operations,” the statement said.

The State Department said that the Iranian regime since 2012 has spent more than $ 16 billion on sponsoring terrorism.

Earlier, an official representative of the Iranian Ministry of Health, Kianush Jahanpur, said that 3603 people died from COVID-19 in the country.

In March, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said US sanctions against the Islamic Republic amid the spread of coronavirus infection are “medical terrorism."