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UNHCR said it was also pleased that Iran had agreed to extend the programme to the end of the year, allowing undocumented Afghans who had not had a chance to present their case an opportunity to do so, and that a longer term follow-up formula for 2001 would be agreed before the year’s end. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Sadako Ogata had also received a renewed commitment from Iran, during her visit in late September, that it would respect its international obligations in relation to refugees, the agency’s statement said.

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