Iran FM: US sanctions hindering int’l cooperation in fight against drugs
The US unilateral sanctions and economic war against the Iranian nation is impeding the country’s international cooperation particularly the international campaign against drug trafficking, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday.
Iran confiscates 61 percent of total world morphine
The secretary general of Iran Drug Control Headquarters (IDCH) has said: “According to UN figures, 75 percent of world opium, 61 percent of morphine and 17 percent of heroin are discovered by Iran.”
Iran warns Europe about drug transit again
Iran's Anti-Narcotics Police Chief has responded to a lack of help from Europe in countering drugs, by saying: “Europe must pay its dues in countering drugs. If it does not support the countries on the front line of this fight, it will surely have to gather up drugs by the gram on the Continent, which is rather an impossibility.”
Iran will help Afghanistan find peace
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran is ready to continue to help the people and government of Afghanistan in their quest for peace and cooperate with all with the same objective, reports Mehr News Agency.
Iran dismantles five intl. drug trafficking bands
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry announced that its forces have dismantled five international drug trafficking bands in the northwest of the country, seizing a considerable amount of heroin