Iran will only accept the “voluntary” returns of its nationals who have sought “asylum” elsewhere, and will not take back any forced deportations.
This rule means that any Iranian who refuses to accept deportation will be “stuck” in his or her chosen country of invasion, no matter how ridiculous or weak their case for “asylum” might be.
According to a statement released on the Iranian Fars news, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi told reporters in Tehran that his government had “always had this position that we don’t have any restrictions for the Iranians returning to the country provided that they return to Iran after authentication of their identity and on their own will and we don’t force them to do so and will not allow others to repatriate an Iranian to the country forcefully either.”
This means that the Iranian government will take back its nationals who have sought asylum in other countries—but only if they “voluntarily” choose to return.
Referring specifically to Australia, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said that Iranians seeking asylum in that country “should never be forced to come back home, although Tehran welcomes their return on their own will.”
Earlier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had expressed concern about what he called the Australian authorities’ “mistreatment” of the Iranian nationals seeking asylum in that country.
“We hope that Australia will treat asylum-seekers in compliance with the international laws and regulations and this issue is important to us considering the humanitarian concerns,” President Rouhani said in a meeting with Canberra’s new Ambassador to Iran Ian Biggs in Tehran.
The issue of Iranians seeking asylum in Australia has come to the fore once again with reports over the new year about two invaders who were beaten up resisting arrest on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG).
The Manus Island camp is one of two invader centers set up by the Australian government, during an earlier crackdown on the seaborne invasion, to house those nonwhites attempting to invade Australia by boat.
The two Iranians in question claim they were attacked by PNG police and immigration officials on New Year’s Eve, and are now in custody awaiting trial.
PNG Vice Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry, Ronny Knight, said that the two “deserved what they got” and were “treated like any local who caused a public nuisance and resisted arrest. This is Papua New Guinea. This is not Australia,” Knight said.
“These two were drunk out of their brains and stopping traffic and punching cars and harassing women as they were walking home from the night market.”