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Over 3.3 Iranian Pilgrims Leave Iran to Attend March of Arba’een

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.

Over 2m Iranian Pilgrims Leave for Iraq to Attend Arba’een

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).

Vigilant Iraqis Not to Let Opportunists Cash in on Unrest: Zarif

Iran’s foreign minister says Iraqi people are vigilant enough to keep others from capitalizing on the current situation in the country.

‘Poisonous Propaganda’ Not to Split Iran, Iraq: Spokesman

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.

Enemy Plot to Divide Iran, Iraq Will Fail: Leader

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the enemy’s plot to sow discord between the Iranian and Iraqi people will fail as the two nations are connected through faith.

Iran Police Chief: Number of Arbaeen Pilgrims Grow 80%

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 Reaction to Scattered Unrest in Iraqi Cities

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.

Arba’een A Manifestation of Unity: VP Jahangiri

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.

Arba’een Can Pave Way for Creation of New Islamic Civilization: Leader

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 Says Muqtada Sadr Wasn’t Carrying Any Message

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.

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