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Iranian leader Khamenei bans imports of U.S., British COVID-19 vaccines

Jan 08, 2021 - Nasdaq

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DUBAI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei banned Iran's government on Friday from importing COVID-19 vaccines from the United States and Britain.

"Imports of U.S. and British vaccines into the country are forbidden. I have told this to officials and I'm saying it publicly now," Khamenei said in a live televised speech.

"I have no confidence in them. Sometimes they want to test vaccines on other nations ... If the Americans were able to produce a ...