Iran has been and continues to stand at the forefront of the campaign against narcotics

This is a campaign that calls for all countries across the globe to work together closely to combat this devastating calamity, said Kazem Jalali, Head of the Majlis Research Center (MRC).

This is a campaign that calls for all countries across the globe to work together closely to combat this devastating calamity, said Kazem Jalali, Head of the Majlis Research Center (MRC).
Jalali made the mark at the meeting with Leik Boonwaat, the new representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Tehran on Sunday.
Referring to the unreserved effort of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the fight against drug trafficking, Jalali stressed” Iran stands in the forefront of the combat against drugs, adding that the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran has underlined to leave no stone unturned in combating narcotic drugs without the least consideration of its financial consequences.”
The senior lawmaker said” Despite the huge financial and human losses of the war on drugs, Iran has been constantly at the forefront of the fight against narcotics.
Head of MRC pointed to the rising production of narcotics in Afghanistan following deployment of NATIO forces to this country, adding that the rise in production can be either attributed to NATO’s involvement or unnoticed control of drug operations .”
Jalali stressed that fight against narcotics calls for concerted international support and strong will of all the concerned countries. It is hoped that we witness practical actions of the countries in support for Iran’s drug campaigns.
Jalali further expressed grave concern over the rising number of industrial drug labs in Afghanistan and said in absence of a successful all-out support for drug campaign in Afghanistan the rising process of narcotics production will continue in this country.
As regards the drug culprits sentenced to capital punishment, Jalali deplored Europeans hue and cries on human rights violation in Iran , while they are well aware of the huge number of lives offered by the Iranian Law Enforcement Forces in their fight against drug traffickers.
Boonwaat, for his part, expressed concerned over the rising production of drugs in the recent years and said” Afghanistan is the largest narcotics producer in the world.
He added that Iran has been used by smugglers as the main conduit for smuggling Afghan drugs and lauded Iran’s role in the fight against drug traffickers.
He also praised Iran’s successful anti drug operations which include seizure of 80% of the total identified cargo of opium and 30% of the smuggled heroin by Iran’s law enforcement forces.
UNODC representative in Tehran called narcotic drugs a global issue which covers an expenses of over US$320b in the world fighting such a devastating plight.
He continued the lucrative business from drug trafficking is used in either corruptive operations or support for such groups as Al-Qaida gangs.
Mr. Boonwaat referred to the Iran’s current study to join the Transnational Convention against Organized Crimes and hailed Iran’s action in this respect.
He finally expressed his Office’s interest to set up special cooperation with Iran and other countries in the fight against drugs and organized crimes.

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