Germany will halt the deportation of people to Iran at present, state interior ministers agreed on Monday.
The decision comes amid the tense situation in Iran sparked by the crackdown on protests ongoing for over two months.
News agency dpa reported Bavaria’s state interior minister, Joachim Herrmann, as saying ministers agreed that “in principle there should be no deportations there until further notice.”
Herrmann currently chairs the Conference of Interior Ministers, which is set to meet on Wednesday for a regular summit of Germany’s top federal and regional security officials.
The minister said that deportation will only be considered in cases of dangerous persons and serious criminals. He also asked the federal government to regularly update its assessment of the internal…