Iran thanks Iraq for “glorious” organization of Arba’een

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham

Marzieh Afkham described this year’s ceremony as manifestation of spirituality and unity inspired by the epic uprising Imam Hussein led against tyrannical rulers of his time.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham has thanked the Iraqi people, government and senior Shiite clerics for setting the stage for glorious organization of ceremonies to mark Arba’een [a Shiite observance marking 40 days after Ashura, which is the day when Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad fell a martyr in an uprising centuries ago].

According to Mehr News Agency, Afkham hailed this year’s ceremony as manifestation of spirituality and unity inspired by the epic uprising the grandson of the Prophet led against tyrannical rulers of his time.

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