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Latest update : 2013-03-12

Iranians seek a new life in old ally Georgia

With economic sanctions biting, life for ordinary people in Iran is increasingly difficult. Inflation is rampant and some products are getting hard to find. The threat of a military strike from Israel is also making some Iranians nervous. As a result, many are leaving the country. Last year 90,000 Iranians came to Georgia, 50 percent more than the year before. According to the Georgian government, there were typically around 500 Iranians residency requests per month in 2012.

By Regis GENTE , Damien McGuinness , Markus Meyer

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