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Medvedev: America wanted to export heroin from Afghanistan to Russia

The Deputy Chairman of the National Security Council of Russia stated that what the Taliban movement did within a year in the fight against drugs in Afghanistan, the coalition led by the United States had not done during the 20 years of occupation of this country.

According to the report of Fars International News Agency, “Dmitry Medvedev”, the deputy head of the Russian National Security Council, said in a post he published online, that the effect of the last year’s efforts of the Taliban movement, which now controls Afghanistan, It is involved in the fight against narcotics in this country, more than the impact of the effort that the US-led coalition spent against narcotics during the two decades of occupation of Afghanistan.

according to the news agency. Medvedev pointed out that America was actually interested in exporting heroin produced in Afghanistan to Russia and other countries. The United Nations Office on Narcotics and Crime pointed out under the title “Afghanistan Opium Study 2023”, which was published earlier this month.

According to this study, Afghanistan’s opium production while in The year 2022 was estimated to be 6200 tons, and in 2023 it decreased to 333 tons, which represents a 95 percent drop. “Regardless of how we may feel about the Taliban, the movement has done in less than a year what the US-led NATO coalition, while claiming to be fighting terrorism in Afghanistan, could not do in a single period. 20 years old.”

This high-ranking official of the Russian government stated: “This happened when those who were actually interested in exporting heroin to Russia and other countries left the region. It is.”

In the summer of 2021, the United States completed the withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan and ended the military operation it had implemented in 2001 in response to the September 11 attacks to occupy Afghanistan.

On Friday, the ministers of defense and foreign affairs of the United States and India held a meeting focusing on Afghanistan and asked the Taliban to respect the human rights of all Afghans, including women, children and minorities. and preserve the freedom of travel.

In this 2+2 annual meeting that was held on Friday in New Delhi, the defense and foreign ministers of the United States and India also asked the Taliban to fulfill their commitments. adhere to preventing any group or individual from using Afghan soil to threaten the security of any country. It should not be used to threaten or attack any country or harbor or train terrorists, or plan or finance terrorist attacks. Human rights are committed and will not allow Afghanistan’s soil to be used against the security of another country.

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