Shia Afghans are being brought to Iran to make up for the lack of religious Iranians

Atlantic Council

UANI Senior Advisor Saeid Golkar and UANI Director of IRGC Research Kasra Aarabi writes: "According to state-backed media in Iran, more than one hundred thousand Shia Afghan migrants in the Iranian city of Mashhad participated in state-backed mourning processions to commemorate the death of hardline Islamist President Ebrahim Raisi in late-May. 
But this is far from a one-off."