TEHRAN – Iran Requests $5 Billion From IMF To Fight Coronavirus. Iran has asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for emergency funding ($5 billion) to help it fight the coronavirus outbreak. Iran is one of the most affected countries with Coronavirus.
According to details, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet on Thursday. Meanwhile, IMF managing director, Kristalina Georgieva has said that Covid-19 affected countries will get support via Rapid Financial Instrument. Our Central Bank requested access to this facility immediately”, Zarif said.
IMF/IMF Board should adhere to Fund's mandate, stand on right side of history & act responsibly.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) March 12, 2020
Iran Requests $5 Billion From IMF To Fight Coronavirus
Iran’s Central Bank chief Abdolnaser Hemmati wrote on his Instagram page that “in a letter addressed to the head of IMF, I have requested five billion U.S. dollar from the RFI emergency fund to help our fight against the coronavirus”.