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Following US, Iran welcomes Taliban’s ban on cultivation of poppies

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Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.

The secretary-general of Iran’s Drug Control Headquarters Eskandar Momeni embraced the Taliban’s announcement banning the cultivation and use of narcotics and added that they will wait for the implementation of the decree.

Eskandar Momeni vowed to be supporting a reduction in poppies cultivation in Afghanistan.

On Monday, US charge d’Affairs Ian McCay welcomed the ban on narcotics in Afghanistan adding that implementation of the decree will be key.

In the meantime, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation also welcomed the ban announced by the Taliban’s supreme leader Mullah Hebtullah Akhundzada.

Iran has accused the US to be behind the 50 fold increase in narcotics cultivation in Afghanistan in the past less than two decades.

Taliban’s supreme leader on Sunday in a decree read out by the chief spokesperson of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Zabiullah Mujahid banned the cultivation, use, sale, purchase, export, import, and production of all kinds of narcotics in Afghanistan insisting the lawbreakers will be held accountable.

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