West links drug war aid to Iranian nuclear impasse
By SEBASTIAN ABBOT and NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press WritersTue Jun 24, 12:45 PM ET
Drug traffickers in well-armed desert convoys roll across the border from Afghanistan. Standing in their way are Iranian soldiers and drug agents trying to choke off one of the world's busiest pipelines for opium and heroin.
The battles — waged far from the world's attention in the arid badlands of eastern Iran — represent one of the dwindling patches of common ground between Tehran and the West. The United States has applauded Iran's anti-drug campaign and European nations help fund the fight.
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