The spokesman for Iran Anti-Narcotics Headquarters, Amir Abbas Lotfi

The spokesman for Iran's Anti-Narcotics Headquarters said that Western countries have fulfilled only 30 percent of their international counter-narcotics commitments under the pretext of US unilateral sanctions against Iran.

Iran PressIran News: Amir Abbas Lotfi, director-general of the International Relations Office and spokesman for Iran's Anti-Narcotics Headquarters, said on Monday that hundreds of millions of dollars would be spent annually to block the country's eastern borders.

He stated that under the pretext of sanctions, Western countries do not provide the Islamic Republic with any equipment and technical facilities that can deprive Iran of the need for physical care to protect its borders.

Noting that Iran has discovered about 80 percent of Afghanistan's opium for many years, Lotfi added: "Iran has discovered about 90% of opium, 26% of the heroin, and 48% of morphine found in the world."

The spokesman for Iran's Anti-Narcotics Headquarters stressed that the Islamic Republic's efforts have always been endorsed by the United Nations.

Emphasizing that Iran's actions were not limited to the field of counter-narcotics, but also had a significant performance in reducing demand and treatment, Lotfi said: "Iran is now a leading country in the field of combat and prevention, and many countries have benefited from Iran's experience in the various training courses held."

The United Nations has named Iran as the flagship of the fight against drugs.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has so far sacrificed about 4,000 martyrs and thousands wounded in the fight against drug trafficking.


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