Iran in frontline of fight against trafficking of illicit drugs despite little global support: Austrian mission | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Iran in frontline of fight against trafficking of illicit drugs despite little global support: Austrian mission

Iran’s embassy in Austria has slammed little international support, especially from the Western states, for the country’s fight against illicit drug trafficking, emphasizing that the Islamic Republic stands at the forefront of the costly campaign.

The embassy made the remarks in a tweet on Sunday on the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, or World Drug Day, which is marked on June 26 every year to strengthen action and cooperation in achieving the goal of a world free of drug abuse.

"Iran is at the forefront of the fight against illicit drug trafficking, which mainly enters Europe, while Iran receives little support for this costly fight," the Iranian mission said in its German tweet.

It added that despite receiving meager help from Western countries, as the main destination of illicit drugs seized by Iran, the Islamic Republic has so far seen about 4,000 of its police officers losing their lives in the anti-drug fight, which costs the country $350 million every year.

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