Iran to grant citizenship to families of foreigners perished in Syria
Added Date: 5/2/2016 2:30:10 PM
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After the death toll of Iranian soldiers and militias have risen in Syria and many others refuse to go the battlefields in Syria and Iraq, In a bid to encourage more Afghan shiites and other foreign 'volunteers' to fight in Syria, Iranian gov't increases incentives.

The Iranian regime encourage Afghan Shiites, who are living in Iran without legal documents, to join fight in Syria by granting their families Iranian citizenship.

Iran has passed a law allowing the government to grant citizenship to the families of foreigners killed while fighting for the Iranian regime, the official IRNA news agency reported Monday.

 “Members of the parliament authorized the government to grant Iranian citizenship to the wife, children and parents of foreign martyrs who died on a mission... during the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988) and afterwards,” it said.

Citizenship must be awarded “within a maximum period of one year after the request”, IRNA added.

Iran’s outgoing conservative-dominated parliament will serve until late May.

The law could apply to “Shiite volunteers” from Afghanistan and Pakistan who are fighting in Syria and Iraq.

Shiite Iran is a staunch supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and provides financial and military support to his regime.

Tehran says its Fatemiyoun Brigade, comprised of Afghan Shiites, are volunteers defending sacred Shiite sites in Syria and Iraq.


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