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Hundreds of Thousands of Afghans Leave Iran

Iran Focus

London, 9 Jan - It has been reported that the number of Afghans that have been forced to leave Iran has dramatically increased over the past year. Figures show that around 775,000 Afghans left last year alone.

One of the main factors in this is the sanctions that were reimposed by the United States and the resolve of the Trump administration to addressing the Iran threat.

Iranians Turning to Secularism, According to Top Cleric

Iran Focus

London, 3 Jan - One of Iran's top Shiite clerics has said that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is aware that Iranians are turning to secularism and evading religious teachings.

Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi, widely considered the spiritual father of Iran's hardliner conservatives, seemed pessimistic about the future of the Iranian Rulers in an interview with the hard-line weekly "9 Day", in late December. His comments contradicted Khamenei's insistence that Iranians, especially the young people, have been embracing Islamic teachings more in recent times.

Iran News Wire Reveals the Monopoly Behind Iran's Child Laborers

Iran Focus

London, 28 Dec - Children’s rights continue to suffer in Iran. Forced by the country’s increasing poverty, they must abandon school and enter the labor market to help feed their families. The numbers of those deprived of their basic rights escalate, and the children are used as pawns for the political interests of Iran’s factions.

Unofficial statistics place the number of child laborers in Iran at around 7 million. They toil under dire working conditions in small workshops that have no surveillance, as they were exempted from Iran’s Labor Laws in the 90’s.

Iran Official: Street Vendors Are "Mafia"

Iran Focus

London, 2 Jan-  A senior Iranian official has accused street peddlers in Tehran of being associated with the mafia and threatened to use force against them during a December 30 interview with the state-run ILNA news agency.

Hamid Reza Tahsili, the executive director for Organizing Jobs in Tehran, said: “I believe some of the street peddlers are mafias that should not exist. Some of them have been hired by some people and have taken over our streets and unfortunately, they have rented out all the streets. We will definitely deal with force with these people because we have identified them.”

Poverty in Iran

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London, 13 Dec - More Iranians are living in poverty thanks to a spiralling economic situation and their monthly income not rising to meet inflation, according to the Iranian parliament's research centre.

The poverty line for a family of four living in Tehran rose to a monthly income of 27 million rials in the second quarter of the Iranian year (June to September), according to the report released by the parliamentary researchers on Tuesday. This is a 22% rise compared with the same quarter in 2017.

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