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Iran: Swiss-US Channel for Urgent Medicine Transfers

Expand Iranians shop at a drugstore at the Nikan hospital in Tehran on September 11, 2018. © 2018 Reuters/Brian Snyder (Beirut) – The completion of the Swiss Humanitarian Trade Arrangement to process financial transactions for lifesaving medicine to reach Iran is a step in the right direction, Human Rights Watch said today. The arrangement can mitigate the harm United States sanctions pose to Iranians’ right to health.   On January 30, 2020, the US Department of Treasury and the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs announced that they had completed an initial payment for the shipment of…

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