1st Feb 2022 - By the most conservative estimates, the COVID-19 death toll in 547 cities across Iran has reached a staggering half a million now, this was collated through a network of activists in Iran and announced on, January 25, 2022. The regime’s leaders tried to undermine the severity of the pandemic as much as they could.
To justify his unpatriotic and inhuman policies, Khamenei said on March 3, 2020: “Let’s not exaggerate the issue (of the pandemic) too much. It’s an incident that has happened and will disappear, God willing, not very long. It will (emerge) in the country and spread and then leave.” Worse, he called the deadly virus a “blessing” and an “opportunity.”