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An Iranian official says around 3.3 million pilgrims have so far left the country to take part in the Arba’een march which is held every year on the fortieth day after Ashura on which Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions were martyred 14 centuries ago.
More than 2,000,000 Iranian pilgrims have already crossed the border into Iraq since September 30, 2019 to attend ceremonies marking Arba’een, the anniversary of the fortieth day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS).
Iran’s foreign minister says Iraqi people are vigilant enough to keep others from capitalizing on the current situation in the country.
Iran will continue to maintain close ties with Iraq, says the spokesman for the Iranian government, adding the enemies can never break apart the strong bonds between the two neighbors.
The number of Iranian pilgrims traveling to Iraq for Arbaeen mourning rituals has risen by 80 percent compared to the previous year, commander of the Iranian Police says.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry has released a statement in reaction to the recent scattered unrest in some Iraqi cities, and issued a travel advice for Iranian Arba'een pilgrims.
Iran’s First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri has acclaimed the large congregation of pilgrims performing rituals in Iraq during Arba’een in commemoration of Imam Hussein (PBUH) as a manifestation of unity among lovers of justice and freedom, regardless of their religious or ethnic differences.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khameni says the great march of Arba’een, the world’s biggest religious gathering, can prepare the grounds for the establishment of a new Islamic civilization.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says the recent visit of influential Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to Iran was not of any special significance, and he did not carry any message for Iran.