Tehran denies deportation of Iranian nationals from UAE
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 7
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iranian Embassy in Abu Dhabi in a statement dismissed reports that the United Arab Emirates government deports Iranian nationals from the Arab country.
In reaction to a report that the UAE has started a new round of deporting Iranian nationals from the country, the Iranian Embassy said in the statement that Iranians are having their normal lives in the UAE and there is nothing as their deportation, Iran's ISNA news agency reported March 7.
A recent report said that the Abu Dhabi Police had called a number of Iranian nationals, informing them that their residence permits had been revoked.
The report stated that UAE also refrained from extending residence permits for Iranians who had referred to the related organization.
Two years ago a number of Iranian nationals were deported by UAE, but the case was resolved through Iran's diplomatic measures and the deportation stopped.
A July 2013 report said Abu Dhabi had 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.