In a video call with Hanachi, the mayor of Budapest called the sanctions against Iran unfair and stressed that they must end.
The mayor of Tehran, in his virtual conversations with the mayors of the world's metropolises, said in a meeting with the mayor of Budapest: Iran has been deeply involved in the issue of Coronavirus since the last days of the last year. The corona pandemic and its epidemic in a city like Tehran caused a lot of problems. It is very difficult to control the coronavirus in a metropolis like Tehran with a population of 8.5 million. Meanwhile, other cities in Iran were also involved.
Hanachi continued: "In these difficult circumstances, the Iranian Ministry of Health has pursued a smart policy and tried to refer only those patients to hospitals who need special care and other patients who are in good condition to be quarantined at home."
The mayor of Tehran emphasized: Corona showed that it does not recognize the political borders between the countries and all the people are the passengers of a ship. I believe that Tehran-Budapest relations and cooperation should continue.
"In these difficult times, the mayors of sister cities should be able to see each other and share their experiences, and Budapest expresses its solidarity with Corona disease in Iran." said Budapest Mayor Gregory Karacsony.
The mayor of Budapest continued: "Sanctions will definitely affect Iran's economic situation more than Hungary. Budapest, while considering the sanctions unfair, is truly sympathetic to Iran. Humanitarian aid should not be stopped under any circumstances. These sanctions must end as soon as possible so that other countries can extend their aid to Iran."