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Iran's Deputy Police Chief Brigadier General Eskandar Momeni said the police forces have managed to capture more than 500 tonnes of various kind of illicit drugs over the past 9 months.
Iranian and Turkish Interior Ministers, in a meeting in Ankara, have called for joint fight against drug trafficking, human trafficking, terrorism and illegal immigration.
Iranian Interior minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli has travelled to Ankara at the head of a high-ranking political delegation to meet with Turkish officials and discuss security issues.
The third meeting of the Iran-Afghanistan Security-Defence Cooperation Committee was held on Friday in Tehran.
The Iranian interior minister slammed Europe for its failure to cooperate with the Islamic Republic, saying that if Iran turns “a blind eye” to the smuggling of illicit drugs and refugee crisis, Europe will face one million refugees and two thousand tons of narcotics.
The news is filled with stories about people who have been able to overcome the battle of addiction. Though these stories are inspirational, few of them match Mohammad's story; an addict who stopped taking drugs after 20 years and became a cyclist travelling around the country.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic is prepared to help cut the financial resources of terrorism by working with regional states against illicit drug trafficking.
Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli deplored the discriminatory approach of international organizations in providing assistance to governments fighting against illicit drugs and called on all countries to meet their responsibility in this campaign.