Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamed Javad Zarif said on the 26th that Iran has approved the “Sputnik-V” coronavirus vaccine developed by Russia and plans to import and produce the vaccine.
According to Al Jazeera on the 26th, Zarif said during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, the Russian capital, that the Iranian Ministry of Health had registered and approved Russia’s “Sputnik-V” vaccine.
Larif also said he hoped to buy and jointly produce the vaccine with Russia as soon as possible.
According to the report, Iran said that it only believes in vaccines produced in Russia, India or China, and is also trying to produce domestic vaccines.
Earlier this month, Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei ordered a ban on the import of vaccines from the United States and the United Kingdom.
In response, Al Jazeera commented that Khamenei’s statement that Britain and the United States may spread the virus to other countries have no evidence to support it.
Subsequently, Twitter removed the tweets on Khamenei account claiming that the vaccines in the United States and the United Kingdom are “completely untrustworthy”, saying that the tweet violated the platform’s regulations to prevent the spread of false information.
According to previous reports, Russia’s first coronavirus vaccine “Sputnik-V” is a human adenovirus vector vaccine jointly developed by the Russian-Malaya National Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund.
Its effectiveness in preventing COVID-19 infection is 91.4%.
Currently, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay, Turkmenistan and Hungary have registered the “Sputnik-V” vaccine through the rapid registration process.