By Abba Gwale
Iranian spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said he will not allow any COVID-19 vaccine produced in America or Britain to enter his country.
In a televised program in an Iranian local television, Khamenei, who is not in good term with both countries, said he is not certain about the vaccines produced from those countries.
He also commended the Iran’s health department for its efforts to produce the vaccine locally, adding that Iran will consider getting the vaccines from reliable places.
Though, he’s not clear about when the Iran vaccine will be ready but he entertained doubts about US capacity to produce an effective vaccine, arguing that if US can produce a genuine vaccine the virus wouldn’t have ravaged the country the way it did now.