Iran Intelligence Ministry collecting Mina documents: Minister

Iran's Intelligence Minister Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi
Iran's Intelligence Minister Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi

Alavi reiterated that Iran should follow up the Mina case in collaboration with other nations and Islamic countries.

Intelligence minister announced Monday that his ministry is collecting evidence on the Mina tragedy in Saudi Arabia.

Alavi made the remarks at a funeral for Iranian pilgrims who died in the stampede during the Hajj rituals in Mina.

“The Inelegance Ministry is collecting evidence on Mina to find out whether the incident was intentional or accidental,” he added.

“So far, the Iranian government has held several sessions on the tragedy,” the minister noted.

“The Mina crush is not only an issue affecting the Islamic Republic of Iran, but it is a vital case for the Islamic world and 22 Islamic countries,” he said.

Alavi reiterated that Iran should follow up the Mina case in collaboration with other nations and Islamic countries.

On September 24, a fatal crush took place in Mina as two large crowds of pilgrims were on their way to participate in the symbolic stoning of the Satan, a Hajj ritual.

Saudi Arabia claims that nearly 770 people were killed in the calamity, while officials from Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization say about 4,700 people, including 465 Iranians, lost their lives in the tragedy.

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