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May 31, 2021

Jalili and Zakani Both Talk Tough on Smuggling

Saeed Jalili started the day talking about his plans to tackle smuggling, saying that the practice, which is harmful to the country, is not limited to smugglers at the border, but rather his government will have to tackle the issue of a larger mafia which includes corruption of officials. Later that afternoon, Ali-Reza Zakani added his thoughts on the issue, saying “we have to eliminate profitability of smuggling by regulating the market, dealing with the causes of smuggling while also hunting those involved”.

Watch Saeed Jalili’s comments at Mashregh
Read Ali-Reza Zakani’s comments at Mehr