January 30, 2020 / 5:08 PM / a month ago

First shipments of medicine to Iran sent via Swiss channel, more to follow - U.S. diplomat

FILE PHOTO: Brian Hook, U.S. Special Representative for Iran, speaks at a news conference in London, Britain June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First shipments of drugs for cancer and transplant patients in Iran have already been sent through a Swiss humanitarian channel, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Thursday, adding that he expected more transactions to follow.

“We have now already one company that has met that (criteria) and the cancer drugs have already been delivered,” Hook told a press conference, adding that he was in touch with more companies. “You can expect to see more transactions moving through this channel,” he said.

Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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