Iran sends protest letter to Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA – The protest letter was presented to the Saudi Arabia charge d’affaires in Tehran on Wednesday when he was summoned by Foreign Ministry for the last time in protest to the Saudi government’s mismanagement of the Jajj rituals and lack of its cooperation for transporting the bodies of the Iranian victims of the Mina tragedy.

The letter also protested against Saudi government’s delay in issuing visa for a special delegation that is to travel to Saudi Arabia to examine the situation of the Iranian pilgrims.

The Saudi rulers’ measure towards the issue of Hajj is against the international and diplomatic disciplines, Jannati said in his letter.

He further stressed that Iran would seriously following up the Mina tragedy through the international bodies till it would end in a proper way.

This year, 64,000 Iranians travelled to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj rituals.

Unfortunately, 465 Iranians lost their lives in Mina due to the inefficiency and mismanagement of the Saudi ruler’s in handling the largest gathering of Muslims.

The Hajj tragedy happened when two large groups of pilgrims arrived together at a crossroads in Mina, a few kilometers east of Mecca, on their way to performing the ‘stoning of the devil’ ritual at Jamarat.

According to official reports, more 241 Iranian pilgrims are still missing.

The Hajj disaster has triggered public anger in the Islamic world that condemned the incompetence and mismanagement of the Saudi officials in administrating Muslims largest annual rituals.

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