Oct 2, 2001, 12:01 AM
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says Bastagli refugees, Afghan helping for Iran thanks Annan Iran in Coordinator Resident Nations United -- IRNA 2, Oct Mashhad, Annan Kofi General Secretary that Tuesday on said Bastagli Francesco Afghan of wave latest the to assistance humanitarian for Iran thanked .refugees President to letter a forwarded has Annan that IRNA told He providing for Iran of Republic Islamic the thanking Khatami, Mohammad .assistance humanitarian with refugees Afghan the Iranian the to delivered be will letter the that said Bastagli .tomorrow Oshima Kenzo General Under-Secretary by president visiting currently is Oshima delegation, .N.U ranking a Heading province, northeastern Iran's in arrive will He .Pakistan Quetta, .Tehran for head will then and Afghanistan bordering Khorasan, the account into take to Iran expects .N.U the that said Bastagli .signatory a is Iran which to Convention Geneva 1951 to borders its off sealed has it that announced already has Iran Afghan million two over hosting currently is Iran .Afghanistan necessary have not do Iran in refugees Afghan the of Half .refugees .Iran in staying for papers for general director province's Khorasan with talks held Bastagli of general director provincial the and affairs nationals foreign .areas border the visited and (IRCS) Society Crescent Red Iran's Afghan the on camps refugee eight up set has Iran that said He of provinces border two the with parallel in border the of side the of wave current the shelter to Khorasan and Sistan-Baluchestan .refugees Afghan about concerned very is Nations United the that said Bastagli .(displaced being currently) refugees Afghan the of safety million 584 dlrs a sought has general secretary the that said He wake the in) refugees Afghan the of influx the with deal to donation .(Afghanistan against action military take to threats .S.U the of pour will refugees Afghan 400,000 about that predicted Bastagli 80 dlrs earmarked has .N.U the that adding areas border Iran's into .shelter and food with them providing for million 90 dlrs to million assistance international more get usually does Pakistan why Asked host will Pakistan that said He Iran, than refugees Afghan the host to the that and refugees Afghan million half a and one to million one each refugees the of number the per as divided be will donation .hosts country SS/RR End