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Pressures on countries under the pretext of anti-drug fight denounced

Pressures on countries under the pretext of anti-drug fight denounced

Moscow, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Oleg Syromolotov, said today that the United States uses the issue of the fight against drugs to put political pressure on Venezuela, Bolivia, Iran and Syria.
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According to the official, there is a growing tendency to politicize the issue and Western countries are trying to use it for their interests.

“It should be noted that the concept of narcoterrorism is included in the US legislation, which allows Washington to use all its tools to fight these countries in the fight against this threat,” Syromolotov explained according to TASS news agency.

He emphasized that “drug trafficking uses more and more sophisticated measures of distribution of prohibited substances”, adapting to the new conditions, which became evident amid the restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

As a dangerous late-breaking trend, he cited the rapid growth of methamphetamine and hashish production in Afghanistan, which he described as the world’s opiate laboratory.

“Calls for legalization of medical drug use are getting louder. Narco-liberal countries are simply leading an offensive in the process of UN conferences on this issue,” the Russian diplomat warned.

Syromolotov drew attention to the liberalization of drug legislation in the United States, Canada and Mexico.


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