Bishop Krikor Chiftjian, the Prelate of the Diocese of Iran’s East and West Azarbaijan provinces, has referred to Iran as a great model for peaceful coexistence among monotheistic religions in the world.
The first terminal of Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport is ready to dispatch about 27,000 pilgrims from seven provinces to the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, an Iranian official said.
Intense preparations are underway by related Iranian organizations for holding the 64th annual religious ceremony of Armenians in Qara Kelisa or St. Thaddeus Complex in Chaldoran, northwest of Iran.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed condolences on the demise of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in the Roman Curia.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has vehemently condemned the assassination of a prominent Afghan Shiite cleric.
A minbar, the Islamic type of pulpit, which dates back to 750 years ago, has been unearthed, repaired, and unveiled in an ancient Iranian village.
Despite the lack of diplomatic ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia, around 85,000 Iranian pilgrims are going to make the Hajj pilgrimage this year, an Iranian official said.
In messages on the occasion of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri hoped that sustainable peace and calm would prevail in the Muslim world.
The Iranian foreign ministry has, in a statement released ahead of the International Quds Day, called on the Muslim world to stand up to the shameless crimes committed by the Zionist regime of Israel against the innocent and oppressed nation of Palestine.
Each year in Ramadan Muslim people across the world mark the ‘Night of Destiny’ or ‘Laylat al-Qadr’ when the holy Qur’an was first revealed to the Muslim Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).