Today, Iran newspapers released a letter from the Islamic Republic FDA, giving full rights of importing 20million doses of Chinese Sinopharm to the “Barekat Pharmaceutical Company!” According to the letter signed by FDA’s Director General of Drugs, Haydar Mohammadi, and authenticated by a raised seal and other media outlets, this permission is separate from the two governments’ agreement on the purchase and importation of Sinopharm.
In January 2021, Khamenei banned UK and US made vaccines and promoted the “homegrown” COVIran Barekat. The Barekat Pharmaceutical Company, owned by the “Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order”, the foundation controlled by the “Supreme Leader” of Islamic Republic, received billions of dollars to produce millions of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Mohammad Mokhber, then CEO of the foundation and current Vice President of the regime made promises along the way! In April, he said by September, 20million dose per month would be produced. In July, Mokhber explicitly promised 50million doses by September 22.
Aside from the propaganda network of the regime fully supporting the project, Khamenei went a step further and in a charade, in front of cameras, received a shot of the vaccine. Among ordinary citizens and social media, the act was mocked since all believed that Khamenei and other officials have gotten Pfizer prior to banning it.
However, the project failed miserably and none of the promises was delivered. Latest data from the Ministry of Health shows only 5,559,068 shots of COVIran Barekat have been administered. The Barekat leaders have stopped trumpeting their “homegrown vaccine” and bragging about “exporting it” for months now.
Social media posts from different cities across the country proves that the two vaccines have been used interchangably since day 1. Some even have reported their physical vaccination card is different from their digital one. “On my physical card shows I have taken Sinopharm but the online version says it was COVIran Barekat.” Or vise versa, another one posts.
Additionally, reports of importing Chinese labeling and assembly equipment were published by IranTrue months ago. A member of the Barekat project, also implicitly had confirmed that COVIran Barekat is the one and same as the Chinese Sinopharm.
The letter further proves that there was no COVIran Barekat from the beginning. The “homegrown vaccine” project was just a way for the Islamic Republic and its Supreme Leader to plunder billions of dollars from Iranians and kill thousands in the process.