Trump says ready to help Iranians with coronavirus if they 'ask'

By: AFP      Published: 02:42 AM, 1 Mar, 2020
Trump says ready to help Iranians with coronavirus if they 'ask'
Mask-clad pedestrians walk through Tajrish Bazaar in the Iranian capital Tehran on February 29. Iran reported nine new deaths from the novel coronavirus and 205 fresh cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall tolls to 43 dead and 593 infected.–AFP

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he was ready to aid Iran with its outbreak of novel coronavirus if the country asks for assistance.

"If we can help the Iranians with this problem, we are certainly willing to do so... All they have to do is ask. We will have great professionals over there," Trump said at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) near Washington.

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