The MPS also called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to dispatch a fact-finding mission to Saudi Arabia to investigate the causes of the Mina tragedy.
The Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization has announced that the number of Iranian pilgrims who died in the Mina stampede has increased to 136.
Iranian newspapers on Saturday brought into focus the tragic incident in Mina on Thursday, which was the worst Hajj tragedy in 25 years.
Iran’s interior minister in a letter to his Saudi counterpart has called for full investigation into the tragic stampede incident in Mina.
The death toll from a deadly crush during Hajj pilgrimage rituals in Mina, outside the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, has soared...
Ayatollah Rafsanjani has said that Saudi officials in charge of [maintaining] order in Hajj rituals are responsible for the incident near Mecca and should be answerable to the Islamic world.
Among its objectives, the task force would have to send over aid teams, if needed, and dispatch aircraft to Saudi Arabia in order to assist the pilgrims and the wounded.
The Saudi government should meet its obligations in compliance with the rule of righteousness and fairness, the leader said.
The head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization said that the Saudi officials had blocked two ways leading to the stoning point, thus causing the stampede.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has released a message to Hajj pilgrims stressing the importance of the annual ritual.