Iranian Resistance calls on UN General Assembly's special session on drugs to condemn mullahs' regime

The National Council of Resistance of Iran draws the attention of the UN General Assembly's special session on narcotics to the criminal role being played by leading figures of the clerical regime in the distribution of narcotics inside Iran and drug smuggling beyond Iran's borders. The NCR strongly urges the session to condemn this regime.

The director of the clerical regime's Anti-narcotics Task Force said last April that the number of drug addicts in Iran had doubled in the past four years. Currently, an estimated four million Iranians are addicted to drugs.

The clerical regime is not motivated merely by economic incentives; the regime's agents intentionally propagate the use of drugs among the youth and teenagers, particularly high school and university students. The situation is so bad that today finding drugs in different parts of the country is as easy as buying cigarettes. The regime's leaders control the drug distribution networks through certain gangs within the Revolutionary Guards and State Security Forces.

The mullahs' regime has often claimed falsely that it destroys the narcotics it discovers, whereas the bulk of the narcotics discovered by the clerical regime is sent abroad through international organized crime rings in contact with the mullahs' regime through go-betweens.

The mullahs' regime has for long counted on the illegal drug trade as an important source of badly-needed hard currency. Some of the money is spent of the regime's export of terrorism and fundamentalism abroad.

The individual sentenced to death as "drug dealers" are in fact those who have no ties with the criminal gangs inside the mullahs' regime and they are regarded by the regime's gangs as "rivals."

International human rights organizations have documented many cases in Iran where those executed as "drug dealers" were in fact opponents of the regime.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
June 8, 1998

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