Iran Sees US as Main Backer of Terrorism, Drug Trafficking
- November, 06, 2015 - 16:53
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Minister of Justice Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi underlined that Iran sees the United States as the main supporter of terrorism and drug trafficking in the world.
"I want to say that we perceive the United States as country supporting terrorism and spread of narcotic substances," Pour-Mohammadi, who is in Russia attending a conference, said at a meeting with Ilyas Umakhanov, deputy speaker of the Russian parliament upper chamber, Sputnik reported on Thursday.
He added that since the deployment of the US forces to Afghanistan, the volume of drug production has seen a 10-fold increase.
"Today, financial support and supply of weapons (to terror groups) are carried out either by the United States or by its allies," he said.
The Iranian justice minister is participating in the sixth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption underway in the Russian city of St. Petersburg.
On the sidelines of the event on November 4, Tehran and Moscow signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand their mutual cooperation in legal and judicial fields.
The Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption has been established to improve the capacity of and cooperation between states parties to achieve the objectives set forth in the Convention and to promote and review its implementation.
The Conference, attended by 170 delegations from different countries of the world, was started on November 2 and will last until November 6.