Azerbaijan, Baku, September 17 /Trend N. Umid/
Iran's administration has not imposed any limit on returning Iranians living abroad to their country, Iranian deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Iranian Expatriates Affairs Hassan Qashqavi said, Mehr news agency reported.
All Iranians living abroad can return to Iran, he said, adding that if someone committed charges, the relevant entities will review the case after admission.
He also went on to note that the military service problems of Iranians abroad have been resolved.
Qashqavi said Iranians abroad are obligated to do military service can visit in Iran once or twice each year.
The political crackdown following the 2009 presidential election protests is said to have created a refugee exodus of elite Iranians.
A report by the International Monetary Fund in 2009 indicated that Iran tops the list of countries losing their academic elite with an annual loss of 150,000 to 180,000 specialists. This is equivalent to a capital loss of $50 billion.
As of 2010, there are an estimated four to five million Iranians living abroad, mostly in North America, Europe, Persian Gulf States, Turkey, Australia and the broader Middle East.
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