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Virus fuels calls for sanctions relief on Iran, Venezuela

Mar 23, 2020 - Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) - From Caracas to Tehran, officials are calling on the Trump administration to ease crippling economic sanctions they contend are contributing to the growing death toll caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The idea has gained support from prominent leftists in the U.S., including Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who say throwing a financial lifeline to some of the United States' fiercest critics is worth it if lives can be saved.

"It's absolutely unconscion...