Iran, China to Combat Smuggling of Radioactive, Nuclear Materials
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran's parliament is going to debate a bill that, if passed, will improve cooperation between Tehran and Beijing in various security fields, including fight against smuggling of nuclear and radioactive materials.
The Iranian president has submitted a bill, already passed by the cabinet, to the parliament that will make for the expansion of security cooperation between Iran and China based on a cooperation agreement signed between the two countries in July.
The cooperation agreement covers a broad range of security issues in an effort to enhance stability throughout the region.
Under the deal, Tehran and Beijing will work together closely in fighting organized crime, international terrorist activities, illicit drug trafficking, gun-running, money laundering, human trafficking, cyber crimes and smuggling of nuclear and other radioactive materials.
On July 4, former Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar and Chinese Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun signed an accord in Beijing to increase security cooperation.
“This document can be a new basis for cooperation between Iran and China and regional countries in order to safeguard stability and security,” the Iranian official said at the time.