Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Kabul: Iskandar Momeni, the Secretary General of Iran's Anti-Narcotics Headquarters, said that the production of industrial drugs in Afghanistan has greatly increased and this is a "serious alarm" for Iran and the world.
Talking to AVA, a political expert Toryali Sarwari said that according to the report of international institutions, one of the good achievements of the Islamic Emirate in the last two years was preventing the cultivation and trafficking of drugs in Afghanistan.
He added that the neighboring countries should cooperate with the Afghan government to eradicate drugs and stop the market of buying and selling drugs in their countries.
He added that although the fight against narcotics requires global and regional cooperation, the Islamic Emirate has been able to prevent 90% of drug cultivation and trafficking without the cooperation of the countries of the world and the region.
Sarwari pointed out that if sanctions and restrictions were not imposed by the United Nations on the Islamic Emirate, the current government in Afghanistan could have achieved good results in other areas as well.
At the same time, Taher Saberi, a professor of the university, said in a conversation with AVA: "The collection of more than two million drug addicts from the country's cities shows that the leaders of the Islamic Emirate have a strong will to eliminate drugs in the country."
He added that instead of making media statements, the statesmen of the countries of the region should cooperate with the Afghan government in the fight against drugs and keep their borders closed to traffickers.
Saying that after the establishment of the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan, the cultivation and trafficking of narcotics has almost reached zero, Sabri added that before the establishment of the new regime, there was an army of drug addicts in every alley and back alley of Kabul city. Now a large number of them were either treated or are undergoing treatment.
This is despite the fact that not long ago, the United Nations announced in its new report that drug cultivation in Afghanistan has decreased by 95% in 2023.
In a report published by the United Nations Department of Narcotics and Crime, it was stated that according to the evaluations of this organization, drug cultivation in all parts of Afghanistan has decreased from 233,000 hectares of land to 10,000 hectares.