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Millions of Shiite Muslims have flocked to the Iraqi city of Karbala to mark the annual Arba’een pilgrimage, a trek of at least 76 km, to commemorate the anniversary of the fortieth day after the martyrdom of Hussein ibn Ali (AS), the third Shiite Imam.
A senior Iranian official says the Arba’een march and mourning ceremonies are a sign of close friendship between the people of Iran and Iraq.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE have changed their approach towards the Islamic Republic, says Chief of staff of Iranian President Mahmoud Vaezi, adding that the United Arab Emirates has recently struggled to get in touch with Iran.
Iran’s foreign minister has, in an article written for the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai, called on regional countries to contribute to the implementation of the Hormuz Peace Endeavour (HOPE), an initiative put forward by President Hassan Rouhani.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has held talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in New York on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi says the Islamic Republic welcomes dialogue with regional states despite the developments unfolding in the region.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi in the Asian country's capital of Jakarta.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has blamed the United Kingdom's mischief for the ongoing dispute in Jammu and Kashmir region, calling on the Indian government to adopt a fair policy towards the people of Kashmir.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has expressed concern over reports of tight security measures and religious restrictions against the people of Kashmir.