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400 Children Of Senior Iranian Officials Study In Britain


TEHRAN, May 15 (Mehr News Agency) - MP Mohammad Shahryari has said that around 400 children of senior Iranian officials are studying at universities in Britain.

"It is among the contentious issues in relations between Iran and Britain and has been under discussion in the Majlis National and Foreign Security Committee," Shahriyari, a committee member, told the Mehr News Agency on Saturday.

Considering the record of the British government in the course of history, the Majlis security committee is concerned that London might seek to take advantage of the situation to gather information on sensitive and secret issues to the detriment of Iran's national interests, Shahriyari stated.

"Though no final decision has been made on the return of these children to the country so far, it deems advisable for these people not to study at British universities," he added.

Senior Iranian officials' children banned from studying abroad

MP Karim Abedi has said that a directive has been issued that prohibits the children of senior Iranian officials from studying at universities in foreign countries.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed Iranian ambassadors abroad to take the actions necessary to prevent the children of Iranian officials from studying at foreign universities," Abedi, who is a member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, stated on Friday.

The Foreign Ministry has also advised senior Iranian officials not to send their children to study at foreign universities, particularly universities in Britain, he said.

The Iranian Ministry of Education has been tasked with facilitating the continuation of the studies of the children of senior officials who had been studying in foreign countries, he added.

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