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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.

All-Iranian X-Ray Machine Developed by Researchers

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

Shapour A.; From a Homeless Junkie to a High-Profile Writer

Shapour Ebrahim, also known as Shapour A., is a 68-year-old senior Iranian writer who has passed a surprisingly difficult life before becoming famous.

Former Drug Addicts Cook Gourmet Food

Some 15 men and women, who managed to give up drug addiction, have celebrated their feat by taking orders for food in a ceremony called “A Bite of Kindness.”

Iran’s Top Envoy Named as First Vice Chair of UNCND

Iran’s ambassador to international organizations in Vienna has been designated as the first vice chair of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (UNCND).

Iran’s Top Envoy Named as First Vice Chair of UN’s CND

Iran’s ambassador to international organizations in Vienna has been designated as the first vice chair of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND).