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Iran drug combat efforts benefit entire world: Larijani

5 March 2016 10:16


Iran’s top human rights official says all countries across the world will benefit from the Islamic Republic’s anti-drug trafficking efforts.

According to Press TV, Iran takes into consideration all adverse consequences of drug trafficking, Mohammad Javad Larijani, the secretary general of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights said in a meeting with Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in the Swiss city of Geneva on Friday.

“The battle against drug smugglers is a serious issue in Iran that should be heeded at an international level because the whole world will in practice benefit from the fight,” Larijani added.

Despite high economic and human costs, the Islamic Republic has been actively fighting drug trafficking over the past three decades.

Larijani further said Iran and the OHCHR have always maintained positive cooperation and called for enhanced mutual interaction.

Hussein, for his part, said Iran lies on the front line of fight against the scourge of drugs.

He expressed his keenness to pay a visit to Iran and hold talks with judicial and human rights officials of the country.

The UN human rights chief expressed regret over ongoing deplorable situation in the Middle East and consequences of war and violence in the region.

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