Mohammad-Reza Rahimi also said that the widespread use of narcotics around the world is rooted in the Talmud as well.
Rahimi did not, however, cite chapter and verse from the Talmud to provide evidence for his assertions.
Addressing a ceremony on the occasion of the International Day of Drug Abuse in Tehran Tuesday, Rahimi said the prevalence of narcotics and drug-addiction throughout the world finds its roots in the wrong teachings of the Talmud.
Rahimi was also quoted by the Fars news agency as saying:__”The book teaches them how to destroy non-Jews so as to protect an embryo in the womb of a Jewish mother.”
Rahimi said Israelis are directly involved in the trade of illicit drugs although “you cannot find a single addict among the Zionists,” a bold assertion that would certainly shock Israeli authorities. A few years ago, the chief of Israel’s Anti-Drug Authority said 10 percent of Israeli youths age 12 to 17 had used drugs while 31 percent of university students were current drug users.
PressTV quoted Rahimi as saying that numerous studies have attested to the fact that the Zionists regard themselves as the master race and view other races as their slaves. Rahimi used the term “Zionists,” but Zionists are not and do not claim to be a race. The master race charge is, however, frequently leveled at Jews.
Rahimi boasted of Iran’s heavy spending to fight drugs and pointed to the loss of 4,000 police officers in that battle in the 33 years of the Islamic Republic.
“We could receive money and allow drug cargos to pass through Iran as a transit route and end up in the Western countries without leaking into Iranian society,” Rahimi said.
“But our religious teachings do not allow us to do so because paving the ground for the transit of narcotics to the other countries is against our ethical code,” he said, contrasting Islam with what he asserted were Jewish ethics under the Talmud.