Iran approves Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine for use

Iran approves Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V for use

Vial of Covid-19 vaccine, Sputnik V. Credit: Reuters File Photo

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that Tehran had approved the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine for domestic use.

"The Sputnik V vaccine was yesterday also registered and approved by our health authorities," Zarif said at a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow on Tuesday.