Tehran to bestow nationality on kin of foreigners who died fighting for Iran

Iran's parliament on Monday passed a law that permits Tehran to award citizenship to "wives, children, and parents of foreign fighters who were killed on a mission for Iran during the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-1988 and afterwards," the country's state-run media said. The beneficiaries reportedly include close family members of Pakistanis and Afghans who lost their lives while serving with pro-Iranian Shiite militias in Syria and Iraq.
DEBKAfile: Tehran has never released the number of fatalities among those militias, but there are estimated to be a minimum of 5,000-7,000 who were killed in action.

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