20,000 Afghans Deported From Iran in 15 Days, Says Iranian Official

Saturday, 02/10/2024

Majid Shuja, Iran’s border guard commander of Khorasan Razavi province, announced that from January 21 to February 4, a total of 20,000 Afghan citizens were deported from the country and handed over to the Taliban.

The Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA) quoted Shuja, as stating that these individuals lacked a valid residence permit.

In a report on Saturday, ILNA wrote that these immigrants were deported through the Dogharoun border and handed over to the Taliban representative.

The border guard commander of Khorasan Razavi province emphasised that Afghans are required to enter Iran through official and legal entry points. Otherwise, decisive measures will be taken against those who attempt unauthorised entry.

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