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Iran working on minority welfare, “extremist groups trying to incite in order to harm nuclear agreement

Thursday, 6 February 2014

” Special adviser to the president on national and religious minority affairs Ali Yunesi said that the government is making a concerted effort to prevent extremism and tendentious moves by some security organizations towards minorities. He added that to date, the issues of some minorities, including Jews and Dervishes, have been handled.  According to Yunesi, the government has, within a short period of time, resolved some of the problems of the minorities. For example, Jews asked not to study on their Sabbath. This was a “minor request” and the government had no problem granting it. The Ministry of Education easily solved the problem. Yunesi said that extremist groups are applying pressure to the government that is trying to fulfill minority rights. When asked about who he meant, Yunesi answered “the same extremist groups that do not want the government to move ahead with the nuclear agreement.”


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  • Published: 2 years ago on Thursday, 6 February 2014
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: February 6, 2014 @ 2:48 pm
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