Rouhani: Weak Iran less able to fight traf­fick­ing

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TEHERAN: Pres­i­dent Has­san Rouhani warned West­ern coun­tries that they will face a mas­sive in­flux of drugs if Iran be­comes weak­ened by US sanc­tions.

Rouhani spoke in Teheran yes­ter­day at a six-na­tion con­fer­ence on fight­ing ter­ror­ism at­tended by par­lia­ment speak­ers of Afghanistan, Iran, Pak­istan, Tur­key, China and Rus­sia.

In re­marks broad­cast on state TV, Rouhani said a weak­ened Iran would be less able to fight drug traf­fick­ing.

“Weak­en­ing Iran by sanc­tions, many will not be safe,” he said.

“Those who do not be­lieve us, it is good to look at the map.”

Iran lies on a ma­jor drug route be­tween Afghanistan and Europe and the Per­sian Gulf states.

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