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UN head thanks Iran for free education of illegal Afghans

UN head thanks Iran for free education of illegal Afghans

TEHRAN, Nov. 20 (Press Shia Agency) – In their Wednesday meeting in Tehran, Iranian Deputy FM Mr. Araghchi and Mr. Swing, the Director General of the International Organization for Migration discussed Afghan refugees’ status in Iran. William Lacy Swing, the Director General of the International Organization for Migration who is visiting Tehran met with Seyyed Abbas Araghchi, Iranian Deputy...

Deputy interior min. confers on shared concerns with Afghans

Deputy interior min. confers on shared concerns with Afghans

TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (Press Shia Agency) – Hossein Zolfaghari, Iranian Deputy Interior Minister, met with Afghan security officials in Kabul on Tuesday.Hossein Zolfaghari, Iranian Deputy Interior Minister for Security and Police Affairs, met with Afghanistan’s security officials to mull over security, border, and Afghan-nationals-in- Iran, reported the official website of the Iranian ministry. ...

Zarif meets counterparts from China, Denmark, Slovenia in NY

Zarif meets counterparts from China, Denmark, Slovenia in NY

TEHRAN, Sep. 22 (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif who is New York after the UNGA for ministerial meetings, met with his Chinese, Danish, and Slovenian counterparts as well as UN refugee commissioner.In a meeting with Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Iranian foreign minister and UN commissioner exchanged view on the latest situation of the Syrian and...

Iran ready to play more serious role in Afghanistan development

Iran ready to play more serious role in Afghanistan development

TEHRAN, Aug. 22 (Press Shia) – Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said the Islamic Republic has always tried to help solve Afghanistan’s issues, being ready to play a more serious role in the process of its development and reconstruction.Speaking in the ceremony to commemorate Afghanistan’s National Day on Monday, Rahmani Fazli said after the fall of the Taliban, Iran has...

Danish DRC offers intl. support to Iran as hosting millions of refugees

Danish DRC offers intl. support to Iran as hosting millions of refugees

TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Republic has played host to the second-largest population of Afghan refugees for many years, after fleeing war and economic strife in their homeland.The first wave of Afghan refugees arrived in Iran following the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and subsequent civil war. They had access to public education and opportunities to work. Some 97%...

Low-or middle-income countries host 84% of world refugees

Low-or middle-income countries host 84% of world refugees

TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (Press Shia Agency) – United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in his message for World Refugee Day, 20 June 2017, said today, 84 per cent of the world’s refugees are hosted by low-or middle-income countries.World Refugee Day is an expression of solidarity with people who have been uprooted from their homes by war or persecution.  The latest figures from the...

Danish amb., DRC officials visit funded places for refugees in Karaj

Danish amb., DRC officials visit funded places for refugees in Karaj

TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (Press Shia) – A delegation consisting of Denmark's Ambassador to Tehran Danny Annan, along with DRC Country Director Ruta Nimkar, visited a number of places in Alborz province established under the funding of Danish Refugee Council (DRC).The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization working in more than 30 countries and assists...

Iranians light candles at Consulate General of Afghanistan

Iranians light candles at Consulate General of Afghanistan

TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (Press Shia) – Dozens of Iranians and Afghan residents in Mashhad, placed candles in front of the Consulate General of Afghanistan in the northeastern city of Iran to offer sympathies on Kabul terrorist attack.On Thursday evening, dozens of Iranians and Afghan residents in Mashhad city of Iran placed flowers and lighted candles in front of the Consulate General...

Ties with Afghanistan safeguard Iran’s security, interests

Ties with Afghanistan safeguard Iran’s security, interests

TEHRAN, May 08 (Press Shia) – Iran’s foreign minister said relations with the Afghan government will preserve security and interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran.Speaking to reporters at the end of his one-day visit to Kabul, Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif touched upon achievements of the trip saying “good negotiations were held with high-ranking officials of...

Iran warns Turkey against abusing humanitarian issues for politics

Iran warns Turkey against abusing humanitarian issues for politics

TEHRAN, Mar. 27 (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi slammed recent remarks by Turkish PM and his deputy and described them strange.“Unfortunately, the meddling, trouble making and baseless remarks by Turkish officials about their neighboring countries continues and they try to justify their interfering and expansionist policies through blaming others and...

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