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Iran Seizes World’s Largest Amount of Narcotics Despite US Bans

Iran Seizes World’s Largest Amount of Narcotics Despite US Bans

Iran says it has been discovering and confiscating the largest amount of narcotics in the world for many years despite being subject to the US’ “unlawful” and “unilateral” sanctions and without benefiting from the international community’s help.
Iran Calls for Global Campaign against Illicit Drugs

Iran Calls for Global Campaign against Illicit Drugs

A senior Iranian official has called on all countries to join hands in the fight against drug trafficking .
Iran’s War on Drugs Serving Youth Worldwide: Official

Iran’s War on Drugs Serving Youth Worldwide: Official

Secretary-General of Iran’s Anti-Narcotics Headquarters has highlighted the country’s effective battle with drug trafficking, saying such genuine efforts have saved the lives of youth all over the world, regardless of their nationality.
Iran Develops Homegrown Device to Find Narcotics, Explosives

Iran Develops Homegrown Device to Find Narcotics, Explosives

Researchers at Materials and Energy Research Institute of Iran have developed a device to detect and spot narcotics and explosives in one to two seconds.
90% of World’s Opium Seized by Iran Official

90% of World’s Opium Seized by Iran: Official

Secretary-General of Iran's Drug Control Headquarters Brigadier General Eskandar Momeni says Iran's global opium seizure has risen from 76% to 90%.
EU Must Brace for Deluge of Narcotics If It Fails to Aid Iran

EU Must Brace for Deluge of Narcotics If It Fails to Aid Iran

The head of the Iranian Anti Narcotic Police says the European countries should keep in mind that if drugs are not dealt with at the production and entry point, they should find them gram by gram from pockets of European youths.

Iran, China Agree to Increase Efforts to Fight against Narcotics

Secretary General of Drug Control Headquarters of the Islamic Republic of Iran says Iran and China must expand cooperation in the fight against narcotics.

Iran, China to Hold Joint Addiction Workshop

The first Iranian-Chinese joint workshop on drug addiction will be held in Tehran mid-August with the participation of leading scholars and researchers from both countries.

Some European States in Cahoots with Drug Cartels: Iran

Certain European states are involved in organized drug trafficking, Iran’s Judiciary chief said, deploring the West for inaction on the war against narcotics whose burden falls on Iran.

US Sanctions Hindering Fight against Narcotics: Iran

Iran’s Foreign Minister Moammad Javad Zarif says the US and certain western countries are hindering the fight against narcotics, and thus are responsible for the consequences.