The concerning data on drug and precursor production in Afghanistan raises questions as to the reasons behind the persistence of high production levels. For example, the effectiveness of the alternative livelihood programmes for farmers should be questioned.
In Iran, the drug control programme continues to focus on interdiction supply of illicit drugs, particularly opium, heroin and crystal methamphetamine. Iran has also made efforts to strengthen regional cooperation, especially triangular cooperation with Pakistan and Afghanistan. Iran also welcomes training programmes on harm reduction.
We make the following proposal to enforce the global fight on drugs: necessity of a strengthened approach in Afghanistan focussed on social and economic aspects and destroying laboratories producing precursor chemicals.