The UAE to accept changing laws linked to Iranians
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 9/ Trend N. Umid/
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has accepted the need to review its laws linked to Iranian citizens living in this country, spokesman for the Iran Foreign Ministry Abbas Araqchi said on July 9.
"Iran was pursuing the deportation cases of Iranians from UAE even before the issue was published on media outlets," he said.
The issue was discussed with UAE officials during the visit of Iranian Minister of Interior, Mostafa Mohammad Najjar to UAE a few weeks ago and will also be mentioned during the Iran-UAE Joint Consular Committee meeting scheduled to be held after the Ramadan, Araqchi added.
"A number of foreign nationals have been expelled from the UAE following a decision by the country's interior ministry to apply some changes to the Persian Gulf state's population of foreign nationals," Araqchi had said on Sunday.
The UAE has reportedly deported 500 Iranians during the last few weeks.
Over recent months, Abu Dhabi has revoked the residence permits of tens of Iranians, some of whom had been living in the country for 25 years and forced them to leave the state without providing any reason.
Figures released in 2008, according to the ISNA report, showed that some 500,000 Iranians were residing in the UAE and that thousands of Iranian companies were also working in the country.