Islamic Emirate Says Situation of Afghans in Iran has Improved

Meanwhile, a number of Afghans based in France held a gathering to protest the Afghans’ misconduct in Iran.

The situation of Afghan refugees has become better since negotiations were conducted between the Islamic Emirate and Iranian officials, the Foreign ministry announced.

Earlier, the Iran Foreign Ministry announced that it had suspended its consulate services after the Afghans staged protests in reaction to the report of Afghans’ mistreatment by Iran.

Meanwhile, a number of Afghans based in France held a gathering to protest the Afghans’ misconduct in Iran.

They called on humanitarian organization to address the problems of Afghan refugees in Iran.

“We Afghans gathered here to raise our voice to the international community. We really love peace. We are oppressed people. Why are they oppressing us. There have been various oppressions in Iran,” said Shah Rasul Oriakhail, a protestor.

This comes as the Islamic Emirate said that the situation of the Afghan refugees in Iran has become better since it held talks with Iran’s ambassador in Kabul.

“The officials of the Islamic Emirate had repeated contacts with Iranian officials regarding the Afghan refugees. The situation of the Afghans is good in Iran now,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.

Analysts believe that the Islamic Emirate should continue active diplomacy.

“Based on international law, the Islamic Emirate has the rights to ask about the (Afghan) nationals in Iran. It (the Islamic Emirate) can also seek assurance over the well-being of the nationals via diplomatic ways,” said Sayed Haroon Hashimi, a political analyst.

The videos—which showed Afghans being harassed in Iran—faced a widespread reaction by Afghans inside and outside the country.

Islamic Emirate Says Situation of Afghans in Iran has Improved