President Rouhani to cut short his New York trip

President Rouhani will leave New York sooner than scheduled later Monday to return home and attend a ceremony in Tehran to welcome home the bodies of the Iranian pilgrims who died in a deadly stampede in Mina last week.

Vice-President for Communications and Information Parviz Esmaili said on Monday that President Rouhani will leave New York sooner than scheduled later Monday to return home and attend a ceremony in Tehran to welcome home the bodies of the Iranian pilgrims who died in a deadly stampede in Mina last week.

He further said that the president who was originally expected to leave New York on Tuesday (September 29) has cancelled a number of his planned meetings at the United Nations to come back home for the final homecoming of the Iranian pilgrims killed in Saudi Arabia.

Esmaili said that the first convoy of bodies will arrive in Iran on Tuesday.

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