...AND THEIR RIGHTS FACE LIMITATIONS
Husseini's desire to see the last of the Afghans might reach fruition. Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee on 15 January rejected a bill that would grant Iranian citizenship to Afghan men who have married Iranian women, IRNA reported. According to IRNA, there was concern that the bill's passage would encourage Afghans to immigrate to Iran and that it would discourage them from repatriating. "I announce that Iranian citizens must avoid marrying foreigners, especially Afghan nationals," Interior Ministry official Husseini warned, according to "Jomhuri-yi Islami" on 29 July 2002. BS
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