Iran's Relentless Fight Against Drug Trafficking: A Costly Battle for Global Security

Iran has been at the forefront of the war against drug trafficking, sacrificing thousands of its forces to protect the world from the dangers of narcotics. Despite the immense economic and human costs, the Islamic Republic of Iran has remained steadfast in its efforts to combat this global menace.

Iran (IMNA) - Over the past decades, Iran has dedicated 4,000 martyrs and around 12,000 veterans to defend humanity against the scourge of illegal drugs. The country's strategic location on the Balkan route, which connects Afghanistan to Europe, has made it a prime target for drug traffickers.

Iran's anti-narcotics efforts have yielded significant results, with the country seizing over 15 tons of illicit drugs in a single week. In the past year alone, Iran confiscated more than one thousand tons of Afghan narcotics, with many Iranian law enforcement officers paying the ultimate price.

The Islamic Republic's efforts have not gone unnoticed. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has praised Iran's actions in the fight against narcotics trafficking and has officially recognized the country as the world's leader in the discovery of opium, heroin, and morphine.

Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN, Amir Saeed Iravani, has called on the international community to support Iran's efforts in combating drug trafficking. The head of Iran's anti-narcotics body, Eskandar Momeni, has also emphasized the country's readiness to cooperate with the United Nations in implementing alternative cultivation plans, sustainable development, and reducing opium production in Afghanistan.

As the world marks the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, it is crucial to recognize Iran's sacrifices and the vital role it plays in safeguarding global security. The international community must stand in solidarity with Iran and provide the necessary support to ensure a world free from the scourge of drug abuse and trafficking.

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