"I would stress and insist to the international community to lift the sanctions on Iran," Khan told reporters on Friday.
He added, "It is very unjust they are dealing with such a large outbreak on one side, and on the other they are facing international sanctions."
Imran Khan’s call echoed an outcry on national and international levels against US sanctions, with Russia, China, as well as different medical organizations and rights groups urging the administration of US President Donald Trump to lift sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raisi said on Friday that the total number of infections had reached 19,644 in the country.
“With 149 new deaths in the past 24 hours, the death toll from the virus has reached 1,433. Unfortunately, we had 1,237 new cases since yesterday,” he said on state TV.