14:02 - October 10, 2018
News ID: 3466953
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Iranian lawmakers in a statement commended the country’s Hajj officials and those who served Iranian pilgrims in this year’s Hajj season.


In the statement, signed by 180 parliamentarians, they described this year’s participation of Iranians in Hajj as memorable.

They also expressed hope that the Hajj will be held more magnificently year after year.

Every year millions of Muslims from around the world gather in the holy city of Mecca for the annual Hajj.

In 2016, Iran did not take part in Hajj after tensions between Riyadh and Tehran boiled over following a deadly crush of people during the 2015 pilgrimage.

On September 24, 2015, thousands of people lost their lives in the crush after Saudi authorities blocked a road in Mina during a ritual, forcing large crowds of pilgrims to collide.

The crush was the deadliest incident in the history of the pilgrimage. Saudi Arabia claims nearly 770 people were killed in the incident, but officials at Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization say about 7,000 people, including over 460 Iranian pilgrims, lost their lives.


Tags: IQNA ، Hajj ، Iran
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