Iranian official calls to end drug smuggling

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Chief of Iran’s Anti Narcotics Force on Monday said that the menace of drug trafficking from the region cannot be eliminated until foreign troops leave Afghanistan.
Talking to IRNA on the sidelines of Ministerial Conference on Counter-narcotics Brigadier General Ali Moayedi said that Iran welcomes every effort to combat drug smuggling and that is why the Islamic Republic is actively participating in the conference.
He said that it is encouraging to see that proposals given by the Iranian delegation have been accepted in the meeting.
The Iranian official expressed the hope that regional countries through their close cooperation would be able to eliminate drug trafficking from the region.
Brigadier General Ali Moayedi giving details about the meeting said that the officials from regional states have prepared a draft for the Ministerial session of the conference to be held on November 13.
Chief of Iran’s Anti Narcotics Force went on to say that majority of the proposals given by the Iranian delegation have been approved in the first session of the meeting.
Answering a question, he said that Iran is closely cooperating with Afghanistan and Pakistan to combat drug trafficking and has become a frontline state to eliminate the narcotics smuggling.
The Iranian official said that Iran is not restricting itself to the region to control the drug trafficking.
Brigadier General Ali Moayedi said that strong system of Iran has paved the way for ending drug smuggling.
He said that the menace of drug trafficking from the region cannot be eliminated until foreign troops leave Afghanistan. “The world is witnessing that presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan has increased the drug smuggling,” he added.