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In A First, Tehran Honors Beleaguered Afghan Community

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 21 March 2019

After a few TV serials on Iranian TV seen as discriminatory against Afghans, with Tehran Mayor Piroz Hanachi for the first time a high-ranking Iranian official has publicly appreciated the role of Afghan migrant labourers to his city, saying that Tehran owed much of its beauty to Afghans. His deputy Mohammad Reza Javadi Yeganeh urged state-run media to inform Iranians about the success of Afghan migrants in the country. And actor Ashkan Khatibi apologised for a series of recent controversies that have angered the Afghan community in Iran.