IRGC official: Iran not a drugs transit route

Iran Materials 29 June 2007 16:05 (UTC +04:00)

( Irna ) - A senior official of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) here on Friday dismissed "vain claims" that Iran is a drugs transit route.

" Iran is not a route for transit of drugs; that's an empty claim," said the IRGC Brigadier General Ismail Ahmadi-Moqaddam, who was addressing multitudes of Friday prayers worshipers as a pre-sermon lecturer.

Ahmadi-Moqaddam, who is also Secretary-General of the Drugs Campaign Headquarters, said on the occasion of the Drugs Campaign Week that the recent UN report testifies Iran's 'unprecedented and good move' in campaign against narcotic drugs.

"Drug profiteers use addiction as a way to make our society and youth corrupted," warned Ahmadi-Moqaddam, adding that drug gangs and some governments point finger of blame at Iran's sacred system, alleging the country that it serves as a gate for smuggle of drugs from Afghanistan to Europe.

"As a matter of fact the Islamic Republic of Iran is today paying the cost of defending humanity and Europe against the illicit phenomenon and drug smugglers. That's the west, which has been making the least contribution to drugs campaign."