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Iran To Ease Expulsion Of Illegal Afghan Residents


http://gdb.rferl.org/BAB364ED-5AEF-4F91-A5AB-77FE0D91482C_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/BAB364ED-5AEF-4F91-A5AB-77FE0D91482C_mw800_mh600.jpg Afghans being deported from Iran in early May (Fars) May 14, 2007 -- Iran has agreed to slow down a drive to expel illegal Afghan residents to their home country.


Deputy Foreign Minister Mehdi Safari said President Mahmud Ahmadinejad had agreed to repatriate Afghans in a "gradual and orderly way."


Safari spoke at a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul a day after Iran said it had expelled 85,000 illegal Afghan residents in the past three weeks.


(IRNA, AFP)

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