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Photos: Security Maneuver in Zahedan, Iran

Photos by Amir Pourmand, ISNA

رزمايش اقتدار و امنيت در زاهدان

Sistan o Baluchestan is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the southeast of the country, bordering Pakistan and Afghanistan and its capital is Zahedan. The province is the largest in Iran, with an area of 181,785 kmē and a population of 4.1 million.

Zahedan, Sistan Balouchestan province, May 20, IRNA -- More than 50 domestic and foreign reporters as well as 50 representatives from Asian and European states arrived in the southeastern province of Sistan Balouchestan to cover security maneuver underway in the province.

Along with the foreign visitors, the executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Antonio Maria Costa is participating the closing ceremony of the maneuver.

A security maneuver opened in Sistan-Baluchestan province on May 16 to show full preparedness of the Islamic Republic of Iran Police (IRIP) to combat the armed bandits, drug-traffickers and lawless gangs in the border areas and implement projects to monitor the border crossings.

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