May 15, 2010

Senior Iranian officials' children banned from studying abroad
Tehran Times Political Desk

TEHRAN -- 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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