Iran recommends drug fight draft to Caspian Sea littoral countries
Tehran, Iran, March 16
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iran has once more emphasized the significance of a proposed draft for the Caspian Sea littoral countries to fight drugs.
Iran and Russia enjoy good cooperation in international and regional arenas regarding the fight on drugs, Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said.
"We are looking for a practical and well-organized procedure to fight drugs," he said at a press conference after meeting Federal Drug Control Service of Russia Director Viktor Ivanov, IRNA news agency reported March 16.
"A few months ago Iran prepared an agreement draft for Caspian Sea littoral countries. We circulated it among all the countries. In this meeting, we told them to explicitly ratify or amend it so that we could propose the final draft."
"In the international arena, especially the UN General Assembly, since our views and those of Russia are largely compatible, we consider this draft as international, sophisticated, and multi-dimensional," he added.
Iran claims to be the biggest drug fighter in the world. It is adjacent to drug paradise Afghanistan and its borders are constantly attacked by drug-trafficking gangs.
Tehran says the fight is hugely demanding in terms of human and financial resources, adding international cooperation is scanty to effectively fight the phenomenon.