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Official: Saudi officials had better change their Iran approach

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.

Deadly stampede at Hajj pilgrimage suspicious: Leader aide

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.

Mina tragedy; Iran needs to err on the side of caution

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

Bombardments not effective way in fighting terrorism: Rouhani

President Rouhani said Iran is ready to cooperate with any country whose top priority is fighting terrorism.

Shamkhani: Saudi inefficiency bore tragic outcome for Islamic world

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.

Iran death toll from Mina stampede reaches 136

The Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization has announced that the number of Iranian pilgrims who died in the Mina stampede has increased to 136.

Coverage of Hajj tragedy by Iranian newspapers on September 26

Iranian newspapers on Saturday brought into focus the tragic incident in Mina on Thursday, which was the worst Hajj tragedy in 25 years.

Iranian Cabinet decides to send delegation to Saudi Arabia

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.

Saudi war on Yemen to blame for safety lapse at Hajj: Iran official

The qualitative and quantitative decline in the security standards in the Hajj played a decisive role in the catastrophe, Shamkhani said.
Amir Abdollahian

Iran summons Saudi charge d’ affaires over Mina incident

Iran’s interior minister in a letter to his Saudi counterpart has called for full investigation into the tragic stampede incident in Mina.

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