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CGTN published this video item, entitled “2021/06/22 Iran elects new president/ COVID-19 vaccine lifeline” – below is their description.
– Iran elects a new president. What does this new administration mean for Iran’s foreign relations?
– A COVID-19 vaccine lifeline amid the pandemic with China’s pledge to deliver doses of the WHO-approved Sinopharm vaccine to COVAX and to the world’s most vulnerable. But why are vaccines so geopolitically charged? An international studies professor shared his answers.CGTN YouTube Channel
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