Deputy Interior Minister for Security and Law Enforcement Hossein Zolfaghari said 753,000 people who illegally entered the country were returned to their homes last year, adding that this imposes a huge cost on Iran.
Iran’s Health Minister complained of the poor performance of international human rights organizations in offering assistance to Iran in providing free healthcare services to Afghan refugees.
Diplomats from Iran and Switzerland attended a new round of bilateral political talks as part of a road map to the promotion of Tehran-Bern relations.
The United Nations was forced to defend its decision to remove the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen from a blacklist of children’s rights violators after rights groups expressed their dismay.
President Hassan Rouhani said that all Iranians, including Shia and Sunni Muslims, have equal civil rights in the country.
Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar expressed his gratitude to Iran for its support for Afghan refugees seeking asylum in the Islamic Republic over the past decades.
Director and actor Ayyub Aqakhani plans to stage a play about a love story between an Afghan migrant and an Iranian gypsy woman.
In a report translated by IFP, Hamshahri newspaper has compared the amount of compensation Americans are set to receive for their marines killed in the 1983 Beirut bombing with what they have paid for killing Yemeni or Afghan citizens in drone strikes.
Javad Larijani: Enforcing sanctions for Human Rights is a shameful and dishonourable claim.
The European Union (EU) has extended its sanctions against 82 Iranian individuals, whom it accuses of human rights violations.