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.
The Turkish president has claimed that Iran is to blame for a large influx of Syrian refugees who are fleeing their hometown. An Iranian daily has responded to Erdogan's baseless claims.
Afkham also condemned the deaths of civilians and security forces in the recent wave of terror attacks in Turkey.
Rouhani expressed hope that through “determination and collective cooperation,” the entire world would see lasting stability and security.
Abdullah, the father of the two drowned Syrian kids, tells how everything he was dreaming of ended in the watery grave of his family.
Iranian newspapers on Saturday brought into focus the horrifying image of a drowned Syrian child, Aylan.