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’Iran can’t fight war on drug trafficking alone’

Iran could cut by three quarters the number of people it executes every year if it turned a blind eye to...

Local

Iran could cut by three quarters the number of people it executes every year if it turned a blind eye to drug traffickers.

Mohammed Java Larijani, the head of Iran’s Supreme Council for Human Rights, was speaking after his meeting in Pretoria on Thursday with deputy minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ebrahim Ebrahim, who listened to what he calls Iran’s “excessive” use of the death penalty among South Africa’s human rights concerns.

Iran’s human rights chief said there is a reason why so many people are executed in his country.

Larijani said Iran cannot win the war on drug trafficking alone, if Europe is interested in this war they should participate.

He said there is an easy way for Iran and that is to close its eyes so drug traffickers can just pass through to anywhere they want to go.

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