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Iran and proxies pose gravest threat to the world

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Antony Blinken, Saudi Arabia, Hezbollah, Iran

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Iran and proxies pose gravest threat to the world

Recently during a press conference held in Paris, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has reaffirmed that Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons poses threat to the region, warning against the difficulty of Washington return to the Iranian nuclear accord if negotiations are prolonged.

Mr. Blinken has also indicated that there are still serious existing differences with Iran and also warned Iranian regime that United States could eventually give up on rejoining a nuclear deal if talks go in vein.

He said, “There will come a point, yes, where it will be very hard to return back to the standards set by the JCPOA”.

Meanwhile, Antony Blinken reiterated assertion of his country’s support for the government in Afghanistan, and the continuation of diplomatic presence over there, drawing attention to the rising attacks in the country.

It may be mentioned here that, crook Iranian regime will try to extract as much as benefit from the US and other nations through the tactics of blackmailing. If the global leaders are really serious about peace and security, they must immediately withdraw from the negotiation table and impose much harsher sanctions on Iran and also extend support towards the pro-democracy forces in Iran.

While Iran is hoping of extracting billions of dollars from the US and other countries, one of its key terrorist outfit Hezbollah has been aggressively pushing forward its global trade in narcotics. According to the General Directorate for Narcotics Control of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it has thwarted an attempt to smuggle 14 million Captagon amphetamine tablets hidden inside a shipment of iron plates coming from Lebanon. This is one of the many consignments of narcotics that Saudi authorities have successfully busted.

It may be mentioned here that, earlier Saudi Arabia banned import of Lebanese fruits and vegetables after a reported increase in drug smuggling from Beirut. But now it seems that Iranian proxy Hezbollah is using other methods in pushing narcotics inside Saudi Arabia and other countries.

Iran’s terrorist nexus is gradually getting expanded, from Hezbollah to Houthis to Hamas. Most alarming news is, all of these Iran-backed terrorist groups are depending on income generated from dealing in narcotics for continuing terrorist activities. Moreover, these terrorist entities are also expanding narco-trade within the Western nations as they consider spreading narcotics in the “non-Muslim” nations as a holy task.

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