Saudi Arabia’s refusal to apologize for the deaths of thousands of pilgrims in a deadly crush of people in last year’s Hajj or its failure to identify those at fault raises doubts about involvement of government officials in the incident, top Iranian official Ali Shamkhani said.
Given the Saudis’ incompetence in running hajj rituals last year, some Islamic countries have voiced their criticism against the Al Saud.
Spokesman for the Iranian administration expressed the cabinet’s determination to relieve the pains of those who lost their loved ones in a fatal crush of pilgrims in Saudi Arabia during last year’s Hajj.
Iran’s interests section in Egypt denied reports on a religious fatwa attributed to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei alleging that Iranians could go on pilgrimage to Iraq’s holy Shiite shrines, as in Karbala, instead of Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
An Iranian official says the Islamic Republic will not give up pursuing the rights of the victims of a deadly crush during last year’s Hajj rituals in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, until justice is achieved.
Documents recently leaked from Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry disclosed that over 90,000 pilgrims have lost their lives during the Hajj rituals in Mecca over the past 14 years.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei slammed human rights organizations and other countries for choosing to remain silent over the deaths of pilgrims during last year’s Hajj rituals in Saudi Arabia
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underscored on Wednesday that his administration will press ahead with legal and political measures to restore the country’s rights in connection with a fatal crush of Hajj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia that killed hundreds of Iranians last year.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry took a swipe at Saudi Arabia’s crown prince for accusing the Islamic Republic of politicizing the Hajj pilgrimage, slamming the recurring allegations as an attempt to whitewash Riyadh’s failure to ensure the security of pilgrims.