Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi calls on the UN refugee agency to provide the ground for a "respectful return" of refugees to their homelands, MNA reported.
Salehi made the remarks in a meeting with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres in Tehran on Saturday.
Salehi enumerated Iran's services to millions of refugees over three decades and said Tehran expect the UN refugee agency to support the Islamic Republic "in giving better services to refugees."
Guterres thanked Iran for receiving refugees with open arms and said Iran hosts the second largest number of refugees in the world.
The UN official also said refugees in Iran enjoy health and education services.
During a separate meeting with Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar on Saturday, Guterres praised Iran's generous hosting of refugees and said Iran is committed to international and Islamic laws.
Guterres said UN believes that the international community should provide Iran with more help so that the country would be able to offer better services to refugees, the Tehran Times reported.