Oct 31, 2001, 12:01 AM
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humanitarian for security safety, guarantee to Iran:Lubbers efforts Ruud Refugees for Commissioner High .N.U The -- IRNA 31, Oct Tehran, guarantee to pledged has Iran that Wednesday on here said Lubbers Afghan of case the in efforts humanitarian for security and safety .refugees discussions ``frank'' to referred conference press a in Lubbers his which during officials UNHCR the and Khatami President between would and UNHCR the trusted Iran that clear it made had excellency refugees Afghan help to border the to go to them accommodate .Iran with together Iranian senior of number a with meeting his on touched He Minister Foreign and Khatami, Mohammad President including officials, the with cooperation close have to Iran on called and Kharrazi, Kamal .need in refugees the to borders its open and UNHCR Iranian with dialogues such continue to is UNHCR the said He .days coming the in issue the on officials and Iranian of policy the said Lubbers remarks, his in Elsewhere but closed borders their keeping on based are governments Pakistani .so be not should they that believes UNHCR the people, allow to officials Pakistani and Iranian the on called He .soil their in protection, of need in are who and immediately met be would request the that hope expressed He referred already places dangerous more the accommodate would Iran .to protection with need in those provide to country the urged He .assistance and the between cooperation for need the stressed official UN The .refuges of case the in officials Iranian and UNHCR envoy special Annan's Kofi General Secretary UN the quoted He important as region the in role Iran's hailing as Afghanistan in .case the in responsibility core has Iran said and the in both Afghans help to plans to pointed official UN The alliance northern the where areas the in and sites controlled Taliban .control in are and safety provide would it that assurance given has Iran said He .said he that,'' on frank is country ``The .security humanitarian for safe sites the keep to is Iran that added He .efforts BG/JB End