US Spreading "Extreme Fear" Over Coronavirus, Says Iran

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


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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