Sep 12, 2000, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9056625
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PoWs of status the clarify to Tehran in expected team ICRC Commission the of Head -- IRNA 12, Sept province, Mazandran Noshahr, Brigadier (MiAs) Missing-in-Action the and (PoWs) War of Prisoners for the from group a that Tuesday on here said Najafi Abdullah General Tehran in arrive will (ICRC) Cross Red the of Committee International and Iran of PoWs the of status the clarify to days few next the in .Iraq with discussions its of report the present will group the said He .Iran to officials Iraqi of families the to tribute pay to conference one-day a at Speaking officially have PoWs Iraqi of 8,000 Some" said, Najafi MiAs, and PoWs ".Iran leave to wish not do they that ICRC the informed they and Iran in residing voluntarily are people these added He .wish they whenever country the leave to permitted are the ,(Iran in remain to) willingness own their of Despite" Khuzestan Ahwaz, in them interviewing are ICRC the of representatives .Najafi added "Province have PoWs Iranian 39,417 and PoWs Iraqi 59,830 far, So" said, He ".countries two the by repatriated been of percent 97 covers which PoWs, these of exchange the added He of rounds nine following out carried been has PoWs, entire the between border the in rounds ten and Baghdad and Tehran in discussions still is percent three remaining the of fate the and countries two the .side Iraqi the by put obstacles to due unclear JB/AH/RR End