Takht Ravanchi: sanctions undermine Iran's efforts to counter terrorism
Iran's ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi said that detrimental effects of unilateral sanctions in undermining Tehran's efforts to counter terrorism and organized crimes.
"Countries imposing such unlawful sanctions have to be reminded that their sanction policy seriously weakens the effectiveness of counter-narcotic efforts of transit countries," he said, addressing the United Nations Security Council meeting on 'Threats to international peace and security, linkages between international terrorism and organized crime'.
According to him, Iran is the victim of the activities of both terrorist groups and transnational criminals. At the same time, he noted that the country is at the forefront of combating both menaces, IRNA reported.