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New York, April 23, IRNA – Iranian interior minister and Secretary General of Iran's Drug Control Headquarters (DCH) Abdorrahman Rahmani Fazli on Friday criticized international community inactions towards drug trafficking in Iran borders.
He made the remarks in a meeting with Cuba Minister of Justice Maria Esther Reus Gonzalez on the sidelines of the special meeting of UN General Assembly on the world drug problem.
Rahmani Fazli said that the countries engaged in fighting drug trafficking do not support Iran which is in the frontline of fighting drug traffickers.
Interior minister said that despite several meetings held on fighting illicit drugs in the world, the countries which are fighting spread of illicit drugs at the frontline are not supported.
Iran plays the role of a strong barrier against drug traffickers and prevents them from transiting drug from Afghanistan to the West and Europe through Iran, he added.
Cuban justice minister for her part briefed Iranian interior minister on new systems the country is using to control addiction and drug trafficking.
The two officials discussed ways of expansion of Iran-Cuba all-out ties particularly in the field of fighting drug trafficking.
Rahmani Fazli arrived in New York on Monday to attend the special meeting of UN General Assembly on the world drug problem. While in New York he met with UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov and his counterparts from a number of other countries.