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Iran: Urges global fight against money laundering, terrorism
Publicado el Oct 25, 2010

National Prosecutor General Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei has called on the world’s legal organizations to launch intensive campaign against money laundering, terrorism, and drug smuggling.

Mohseni Ejei made the remarks at the conference of prosecutor generals of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in China on Friday.

During the recent years, several national and international conferences have been held on these issues, however, more serious measures must be taken in this regard, Mohseni Ejei stated.

The chief prosecutor said over the past three decades, Iran has been under the intense pressure of the U.S., the Zionist-backed terrorist groups and drug mafia.

He also said the Islamic Republic of Iran has ratified certain laws and regulations in the campaign against terrorism, drugs, and money laundering.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Mohseni Ejei noted that the presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan has led to a rise in drug trafficking in the region and created major problems for Iran.

In his address to the conference, Mohseni Ejei proposed the following steps to help resolve such crises:

(1) Establishing a special committee to explore the roots of global organized crimes.

(2) Taking necessary measures to increase bilateral and multilateral cooperation at regional and global levels on identification and extradition of criminals, fight state and non-state terrorism, exchange of data and so on.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an intergovernmental mutual-security organization which was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan

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