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Tehran has said that Saudi Arabia has committed strategic mistakes by violating the rights of Shiite Muslims and minorities, adding the regime is the main drive behind the spread of terrorism in the region.
Yemen and the Yemeni people are very important to Iran and the country’s issues constitute a constant concern for the Islamic Republic, Larijani said.
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi has said that the Saudi regime’s participation in the multilateral Syria talks in Vienna is suspicious and illegitimate.
Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the country has yet to provide a convincing response for its mismanagement of this year’s Hajj.
The Saudi prince and four of his companions are being questioned by Lebanese authorities in connection with the haul.
The MPS also called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to dispatch a fact-finding mission to Saudi Arabia to investigate the causes of the Mina tragedy.
In his speech to the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York on Saturday, President Rouhani expressed deep regret over the heartbreaking incident and offered his condolences to the bereaved.
The qualitative and quantitative decline in the security standards in the Hajj played a decisive role in the catastrophe, Shamkhani said.
Among its objectives, the task force would have to send over aid teams, if needed, and dispatch aircraft to Saudi Arabia in order to assist the pilgrims and the wounded.
The head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization said that the Saudi officials had blocked two ways leading to the stoning point, thus causing the stampede.
Studies suggest that there were no storms at the time of the Mecca accident and that worshippers walking around in the courtyard of the Grand Mosque without any difficulty.
An Iranian deputy foreign minister has said that Yemen will have no military winner, adding that military aggression defies constructive diplomacy and peace.
A report by tabnak.ir has said that Saudi Arabia is using the Khobar Towers bombing as a trump card to influence a congressional decision on the Iran nuclear deal in the United States.
Larijani said the perpetrators of aggression and use of force should be held accountable before the International Criminal Court.
Under the international law, countries should facilitate the activities of relief and rescue organizations affiliated with the UN and their representatives, said Iran’s foreign ministry spokeswoman.
Aggression against Yemen and the massacre of defenseless people there by the Saudi regime are one of the reasons why Najran seeks independence.
Observes say the UN-mediated peace talks for Yemen are likely to be held in the shadow of Saudi Arabia’s incessant aggression on the ground.
Muqrin has said that his opposition was shrugged off and that the defense minister has made the decision [to attack Yemen] on his own.
An investigation should be launched as to who released the news on a trip by a Taliban team to Iran and what information they based their story on, Afkham said.
The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to carry out any necessary measures in order to send humanitarian aid to the oppressed and defenseless Yemeni people, said Amir Abdollahian.