\r\n\r\nUS President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he would be willing to send ventilators to Iran to help treat coronavirus patients.\r\n\u201cI have offered to help them (Iran) if they want. If they need ventilators, which they do, I would send them ventilators. We have thousands of excess ventilators. We have a stockpile of ventilators,\u201d he said during the daily coronavirus status briefing.\r\n\u201cIran is a much different country (now) than when I came. Iran was going to take over the entire Middle East. Right now, they just want to survive. They\u2019re having protests every week. They\u2019re loaded up with the plague.\u201d\r\nIran currently has\u00a080,868 confirmed coronavirus cases and the death toll stands at 5,031, according to the Ministry of Health.\r\nUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had said on February 28 that the\u00a0US offered Iran help to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, and that the country didn\u2019t have solid healthcare infrastructure.\r\nHowever,\u00a0Iran\u2019s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rejected on March 22 any US help\u00a0and said that the US should focus on helping itself.\r\n\u201cThe Americans have so far said on several occasions that they are willing to help us with medicine. These are very strange remarks,\u201d said Khamenei.\r\n\u201cYou are suffering from shortages\u2026 If you have anything, use it on yourselves,\u201d he said.