Ayatollah Khamenei attends memorial ceremony for Mina tragedy victims

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SHAFAQNA – The Supreme Leader on Sunday attended memorial service held at Imam Khomeini Hosseinieh to pray for souls of the Hajj pilgrims died in Saudi Arabia.

A large number of officials and people mourning the high magnitude deaths were present in memorial service.

Iran demanded the Saudi government to honor international responsibility envisaged by the International Customary Law and punish the agents involved in creating such a tragedy and hold formal inquiry in presence of representatives from Iran and the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation.

Iranian government appealed to the United Nations to hold inquiry to the human tragedy in Saudi Arabia. Iran attributed the crime to the Saudi government in line with the International Customary Law.

On September 24, a fatal crush took place in Mina as two large crowds of pilgrims were on their way to participate in the symbolic stoning the Satan, a Hajj ritual.

104 bodies of dead Iranian pilgrims arrived at Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport early Saturday and another 114 bodies arrived on Sunday.

A total of 465 Iranian pilgrims lost their lives during the Hajj rituals in Mina.

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