Int’l Aid to States Fighting Drugs Discriminatory

Int’l Aid to States Fighting Drugs DiscriminatoryInt’l Aid to States Fighting Drugs Discriminatory

Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli deplored the discriminatory approach adopted by international organizations in providing assistance to governments fighting illicit drugs and called on all countries to meet their responsibility in this campaign. “The production of more than 9,000 tons of narcotics in Afghanistan is an alarm and serious warning to the international community,” Rahmani Fazli said in a meeting with Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Yury Fedotov on the sidelines of the 61st session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, Tasnim News Agency reported on Tuesday.  Hence, world countries are required to act according to their duties and commitments in this regard, the minister stressed. He said Iran has seized up to 785 tons of illicit drugs so far in the current Iranian year (since March 21, 2017), which shows a 15% increase compared to the same period last year, adding that there is widespread discrimination on the part of the international community when it comes to aiding countries in dealing with illegal drugs issue. Fedotov praised Iran’s campaign against narcotics and said the amount of drugs confiscated by Iran alone is four times higher than the combined total of seizures elsewhere in the world.

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