3 October 2015 9:40
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined the need for forming a fact-finding committee with involvement of Islamic countries to examine the Mina tragedy.
Addressing the welcome ceremony for the first batch of the bodies of the killed Iranian Hajj pilgrims at Tehran Mehrabad Airport on Saturday, President Rouhani extended his condolences to the bereaved families of Mina victims and thanked the...
3 October 2015 9:23
Rafsanjani Raps West’s Dual Approach towards Terrorism
The bodies of 104 Hajj pilgrims killed in the crush in Mina landed in Tehran’s Mehrabad airport with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and a number of high-ranking officials attending the service.
The flight carrying the bodies of 104 Iranian Hajj pilgrims killed in the recent crush in Mina, near the Saudi city of Mecca,...
2 October 2015 21:30
An Iranian cleric says the main culprits of the September 24 tragedy in Mina, Saudi Arabia, must face justice for the human crush that killed hundreds of pilgrims during the Hajj rituals.
“The management of Hajj should undoubtedly change,” said Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani in an address to worshippers at weekly Friday Prayers in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
He added that...
1 October 2015 16:31
Saudi health minister said that his country will repatriate Iranian pilgrims killed in last week's Hajj stampede, Saudi state media said, after Tehran threatened a "fierce" response over delays.
Tehran has accused Saudi Arabia of hindering its efforts to bring home the bodies of at least 239 Iranians who died in last week's tragedy near the Muslim holy city of Mecca.
30 September 2015 22:43
The pilgrims who survived the Mina tragic incident underlined that Saudi Arabia is responsible for the death of thousands of pilgrims during the Hajj stampede in Mecca on Thursday.
"The Saudi security forces closed all exit ways to the pilgrims," Sho'aib Jebrayeel, a pilgrim from Nigeria, told FNA on Wednesday.
He noted that this move by the Saudi forces resulted in a...
30 September 2015 22:37
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei warned Saudi Arabia that the slightest disrespect for the Iranian pilgrims who are in Mecca for the Hajj ceremony will be reciprocated with Tehran's harsh and crushing response.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks, addressing the Iranian Navy cadets in the Northern city of Noshahr on Wednesday.
He called for setting up a...
30 September 2015 22:23
Leader Slams Saudis Hajj Officials' Inefficiency
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said due to negligence of a certain group the holy Eid al-Adha ceremony turned into a mourning period because of the tragic incident in Mina.
The Supreme Leader made the remarks at a joint commencement ceremony for the graduates of the Iranian Army’s military academies...
30 September 2015 22:15
The head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) has slammed the way Saudi Arabia has been handling the September 24 tragedy at Mina.
The deadly incident turned Eid al-Adha, a festival for many Muslims, into mourning, Mohammad Sarafraz said in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Wednesday.
The government of Saudi Arabia has provided no explanation or justification as to what has...
29 September 2015 23:19
Hamed Saeed Kazzemi, Former Pakistani minister of religious affairs, underlined that the number of his country's pilgrims killed in the Hajj stampede in Mina, Mecca, is much higher than Islamabad has announced.
"According to credible sources nearly 300 Pakistani pilgrims have been killed in the Mina incident, but Pakistan's government and media lied to the people when they announced that 40...
29 September 2015 23:17
A senior Iraqi politician described the tragic Mina incident as a plot by the Saudi regime to abduct the Iranian and Iraqi officials who were participating in This year's Hajj rituals during the chaos that followed the stampede.
"The Mina disaster was an engineered tragedy (by Saudi Arabia) to kidnap the Iraqi and Iranian officials on the pretext of the Mina...
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