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IRI pursues boat crash issue off Australia

IRI Foreign Ministry is committed to pursuing the situation of Iranian nationals, the Ministry’s spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said, commenting on the drowning incident of asylum seekers’ boat off Australian coasts in which a number of Iranian nationals lost their lives.

“The Foreign Ministry pursues the issue through diplomatic channels and according to the regulations of 1963 convention of Vienna consular rights and other international documents,” Mehmanparast said on Sunday.

50 asylum seekers, including children, died on December 15 after their wooden boat shattered in violent seas off Australia before horrified witnesses.

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