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Ilhan Omar, AOC Order Trump to Stop Iran Sanctions ‘Because Coronavirus’

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Ilhan Omar, AOC Order Trump to Stop Iran Sanctions 'Because Coronavirus'
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Radical Democrat Reps Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have called on President Trump to lift US sanctions on Iran.

A number of other Democratic counterparts joined the far-left lawmakers in urging the Trump administration to drop sanctions on the Islamic Republicans due to the current coronavirus pandemic.

“I sent a letter to [AOC] and [Sen. Bernie Sanders] called for an end to [sic] sanctions on Iran after the COVID-19 pandemic, “Omar said Tuesday.

“Such sanctions do not affect the actions of the Government of Iran, but specifically target innocent people,” she said.

I wrote a letter to @RepAOC and @SenSanders calling on this administration to lift sanctions against Iran after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Such sanctions do not affect the actions of the Government of Iran, but specifically target innocent citizens. https:/t.co/odymQAN3cn—Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) March 31, 2020 Redstate.com reports: Alexandria also took Trump to task via Twitter, retweeting Huffpost Foreign Affairs Correspondent Akbar Shahid Ahmed: “@AOC @BernieSanders @IlhanMN @ewarren & co want to lift sanctions against Iran that make it impossible to import meds, PPE & respirators amid one of the biggest COVID-19 outbreaks in the world. Let us set aside the conflicts of our countries and lift restrictions to raise human misery. https:/t.co/fRFndKSP39—Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) March 31, 2020 From Huffpost’s article: The Congressional letter, shared with HuffPost prior to its publication, is sent to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin, headed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). Noteworthy signatories include Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Sen.

The letter argues that sanctions must be avoided in order to support civilians in America “and around the globe”: “Allowing this situation to get more severe in Iran threatens significant damage not just to the citizens of Iran, but also to the people of the United States and around the globe.” As it comes to assistance during the pandemic, as far as conflict with Iran is concerned, the letter supports “problems, schmob” Bush White House relaxed sanctions after the 2003 earthquake — and offered aid — as a precedent.

AOC and friends want help for Iran in fields ‘like commercial industry, Iran’s banking sector, and oil exports.’ And it will last, they say, ‘for at least as long as health experts conclude that the epidemic can persist.’ Because we are talking about a virus that, as far as we know at the moment, can only be a disease that persists in the world from now until forever. Depending about how you perceive the “termination” of the situation, of course.

Look like a smart idea, huh?

As The Independent revealed on Tuesday, Pompeo could have indicated that sanctions may be eased: “We continuously review all our policies, and the response is – should we ever rethink? – Of course, of course. … The United States recognizes that this is a global problem, a humanitarian disaster, and we are strongly committed to ensuring that humanitarian aid is given to the citizens of those countries. We care more about the people of those countries than we do for their own members.

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