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Afghanistan is famous for its never-ending wars. Permanent conflicts in the country have associated Afghanistan with death and destruction in the minds of many people in Iran, leading the country’s beauties and lovely characteristics to remain largely unknown, particularly Afghan foods.
The German Interior Ministry says one of 69 Afghan refugees it deported last week has committed suicide on the way back home.
A huge number of Afghan immigrants and refugees have begun to leave Iran due to the recent decline in the value of the Iranian national currency, arguing that it’s no more cost-efficient to work in the country.
Three refugees from Afghanistan, including a woman, have attained top ranks in Iran’s highly-competitive nationwide university entrance exam for Master’s degree.
The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has praised Afghan troops’ resistance against terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
Sivanka Dhanapala, the outgoing representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Iran, has lauded the great efforts made by the Islamic Republic to help refugees and immigrants.
Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing, has commended Iran for its long-term hospitality towards refugees, particularly the Afghan population.
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi and visiting UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Tadamichi Yamamoto, have sat for talks in Tehran on Afghanistan’s latest developments.