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Sanctions are crippling Iran’s fight against coronavirus | Pirouz Hanachi

<div><p>As mayor of Tehran I have seen lives lost as a result of medical shortages. This is no time for vindictive politics</p><p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/mar/20/coronavirus-live-updates-outbreak-deaths-italy-uk-us-australia-europe-vaccine-china-global-economy-toll-latest-update-news">• Coronavirus latest updates</a><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/coronavirus-outbreak"><br></a></p><p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/coronavirus-outbreak">• See all our coronavirus coverage</a></p><p>To many of us urban administrators in Iran, the <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/apr/01/afghanistan-braces-for-coronavirus-surge-as-migrants-pour-back-from-iran">onslaught of </a><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/apr/01/afghanistan-braces-for-coronavirus-surge-as-migrants-pour-back-from-iran">corona</a><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/apr/01/afghanistan-braces-for-coronavirus-surge-as-migrants-pour-back-from-iran">virus</a> has underscored an important fact of life: no town, city or nation can be indifferent to global crises, even in far-flung corners of our world.</p><p>Indeed, while the mantra of good governance over the past century has been to “think global, act local”, we must today think and act both locally and globally.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/03/coronavirus-economic-crisis-financial-impact">How do countries differ in their response to the coronavirus economic crisis? | Ricardo Reis</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/04/coronavirus-boundaries-fight-global-shared-threats">Continue reading...</a></div>

As mayor of Tehran I have seen lives lost as a result of medical shortages. This is no time for vindictive politics

• Coronavirus latest updates

• See all our coronavirus coverage

To many of us urban administrators in Iran, the onslaught of coronavirus has underscored an important fact of life: no town, city or nation can be indifferent to global crises, even in far-flung corners of our world.

Indeed, while the mantra of good governance over the past century has been to “think global, act local”, we must today think and act both locally and globally.

Related: How do countries differ in their response to the coronavirus economic crisis? | Ricardo Reis

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