Tehran (IP) - The Director-General of Iran's Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants Affairs notes that the international institutions have just supplied 5% of the refugees' costs in the country.

Iran PressIran News: Mehdi Mahmoudi said on Tuesday that the international financial aids were too low and that Iran no more was able to receive asylum-seekers.  

"Despite unjust sanctions and unilateral coercion, Iran has so far taken part in hosting and supporting refugees much more than its fair share," Mahmoudi noted.

He made the remarks at the meeting of the annual Executive Committee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, which was attended by 119 virtual participants including countries and the United Nations' High Commissar for Refugees.

The Iranian official said the Afghan refugees considered Iran as a passage for their departure to Europe.

Iran currently is hosting over 3.5 million legal and illegal immigrants.