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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.

Afghanistan Producing 84% of World’s Opium: Iran

An Iranian official said above 84 percent of opium in the world originates from Afghanistan.

Iran, Afghanistan Stress Joint Fight against Narcotics

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic is seeking to help restore peace, security and stability to Afghanistan, and thus will continue its relentless efforts to eradicate drug trafficking in the neighbouring country.

Iran Says Europe Must Pay Its Share of Combating Drug Trafficking

Iran has warned that if Europe fails to pay its share of fight against drug trafficking, it should get ready to collect illegal drugs gram by gram among its youths.

‘Europe Not Doing Enough to Help Iran Fight Narcotics’

Iran says it is paying a very high cost in its years-long war on drugs and the smuggling of narcotics from Afghanistan, but the Europeans are not contributing enough.