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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
A group of Iranian researchers have developed a fully-homegrown X-ray machine, and a plan is in the offing to export the product.
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