Interior Minister: West Seeking to Hit Muslim Nations with Drugs
Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar on Wednesday cautioned that the arrogant powers, particularly the US, are promoting drugs and addiction in the Islamic societies as part of their multisided plans for destroying Muslim nations, FNA reported.
"The world arrogant powers have prepared a well-assessed and targeted plan to destroy societies and confront the freedom-seeking nations," Najjar, who is also Secretary of Iran's Drug-Campaign Headquarters, said in a conference of anti-drug police chiefs here in Tehran on Wednesday.
"The plot hatched by the global arrogance is a multifaceted puzzle that includes terrorism, illicit-drugs and lawbreaking in the region. Essentially, focus on the Islamic states is one of the other aspects of the arrogant powers' plots," Najjar stated.
Meantime, the Iranian minister warned that increased drug addiction is at the core of the enemies' soft war against Iran and the Muslim and independent states, and added that enemies are "promoting idleness, social disorder and alcoholism" in a bid to undermine the younger generation in the Muslim societies.
"These moves are aimed at undermining and breaking apart the foundations of family in the Muslim societies," he stated.
"A silent genocide is, indeed, in action," Najjar stressed.
Senior Iranian officials have warned that enemies of the Islamic Republic have waged a new war on the Iranian society through encouraging drug consumption and addiction among the Iranian youth.
A number of 3700 of Iran's security forces have lost their lives and another 12,000 have lost their body parts in the country's combat against narcotics since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979.
Iranian officials take the US and Britain responsible for increased drug production and trafficking in the world's major drug producer, Afghanistan, cautioning that the Afghan drug problem has gravely deteriorated since the US invasion of the country.
The Iranian police officials maintain that drug production in Afghanistan has undergone a 40-fold increase since the US-led invasion of the country in 2001.