TEHRAN (Iran News) – IRGC Unveils Homegrown COVID-19 Vaccine “Noora”. The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps of Iran says the time has come for the U.S. to get coronavirus vaccines from Iran.
Major General Hossein Salami made the comment as the IRGC began the first phase of the clinical trial of its Noora vaccine.
“I think now it is time for us to tell the Americans that we will give you vaccines. If you face any shortage we are ready to help you,” Salami said.
“This will happen in all areas. I promise the Americans and I promise the Iranians, too.
Everything they sanctioned to prevent us from accessing it, rest assured we will achieve it.
But we are ready to share those advancements with all of them. They should rest assured that the Iranian nation will stop at no advancement. We will never stop making new steps.
I give this promise to the entire Iranian nation that the fruit of all these difficulties is the great progress they see we’re making and these advancements will continue.”
The U.S. re-imposed punishing anti-Iran sanctions, removed under the 2015 nuclear deal, back in 2018. Washington has refrained from easing the portion of the sanctions that prevent Iran from accessing the international banking system amid the coronavirus pandemic. The sanctions have made it almost impossible for Iran to buy coronavirus vaccines and medical equipment needed to curb the spread of COVID-19.
In response, Iran has developed its own vaccines. These include the Noora jab, which was unveiled by Baghiyyatollah Medical University of the IRGC on Sunday.
Meanwhile Salami yesterday hailed Iran’s achievements in different fields, saying the country is in possession of drones that have a range of 7,000 kilometers.
He said Iran has decided to be among the best in all fields, from science to technology and today it is among the pioneer and leading countries in many fields.
“By the grace of God, we launch satellites now; we are a pioneer in nanotechnology; we have large unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that travel 7,000 kilometers…. We are a pioneer not only in military technologies but in many other fields,” he said.
Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great progress in indigenously developing and manufacturing a broad range of equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in this regard.
Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the Islamic Republic will not hesitate to build up its defense capabilities, emphasizing that such abilities are entirely meant for the purpose of defense and will be never subject to negotiations.
The IRGC chief praised Iranian medical personnel for successfully fighting the deadly coronavirus outbreak despite an economic terrorism campaign launched by the self-proclaimed advocates of democracy against Iran.
“A nation that has been able to create such great honors at the height of the scientific, technical, economic and financial siege is certainly a marvelous and exceptional nation,” he said.