US Spreading "Extreme Fear" Over Coronavirus, Says Iran

Hassan Rouhani accused the US on Wednesday of trying to spread "fear" in Iran.


Tehran:

Iran President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States on Wednesday of trying to spread "fear" in Iran over a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 15 people in the Islamic republic.

"We shouldn't let America mount a new virus on top of coronavirus that is called... extreme fear," Rouhani told a weekly cabinet meeting, a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of suppressing information about the outbreak.

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