Lavrov calls on NATO to fight against the “drug threat from” Afghanistan

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December 4, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the Parliamentarians Against Drugs international conference on Monday that NATO should join with Russia to fight against the Afghani drug threat.

“We urge NATO representatives to look for joint approaches to driving out the drug trafficking business and terrorism funded by it from Afghan soil,” the minister said.

Since the US occupation of Afghanistan since 2001, the country has been plagued with a high volume of poppy production which in turn can be used to make opium and heroin.

It is now the leading producer of the poppy plant in the world.

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