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.
The Iranian Cabinet has slammed Saudi mismanagement in dealing with Hajj pilgrims and decided to send a delegation led by the culture minister to Saudi Arabia for the management of the situation.
The qualitative and quantitative decline in the security standards in the Hajj played a decisive role in the catastrophe, Shamkhani said.
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.