The secretary of the Expediency Council has said that the past behavior of the Saudis toward Iran suggests that they are seeking to undermine Iran’s regional power.
The Mina crush and its circumstances are suspicious because some of senior Iranian officials have been killed or gone missing in the incident, Ali Akbar Velayati said.
A former Iranian ambassador to Oman has said that the Islamic Republic should act vigilantly in dealing with the deadly stampede in Saudi Arabia.
President Rouhani said Iran is ready to cooperate with any country whose top priority is fighting terrorism.
Shamkhani said the Mina catastrophe was definitely due to the inefficiency of the Saudi government whose top priority was not the safety of the pilgrims.
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.