Oct 10, 2018 20:45 Asia/Tehran

The Head of Arba'een Central Headquarters Hossein Zolfaghari said that the goal of tyrant regime is to boycott news related to Arba'een.

Iran PressIran news: "The goal of tyrant regime and its' regional puppets is to boycott news related to Arba'een , undermining it and then falsified it," the Head of Arba'een Central Headquarters Hossein Zolfaghari said.

"This year we witnessed a bizarre phenomenon. A strange atmosphere has been created in Iran against Iraqi pilgrims and some provoke it then a negative opinion formed against the pilgrims," the Head of Arba'een Central Headquarters added, according to Iran Press.

"Also, something happened in Basra a city in Iraq. Unfortunately, some people unknowingly do wrong things by good heart, things that the enemies of Iraqi and Iranian nations want it exactly," Zolfaghari stated.

"The division and hostility is what ISIS and Zionist regime want. This atmosphere should be recovered. So, reactions, education to people and awareness should be in a path that blocks these things to happen, because years before, the enemy first planned to create division between Shias and Sunnis, and then create division between Shia Muslims," the Head of Arba'een Central Headquarters added.

"Another goal of enemy is to create hostility and division between Iranian and Iraqi nations," Zolfaghari concluded.

Arba'een is an annual Shiite Muslim religious observance that occurs 40 days after the Day of Ashura, the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the third Shiite Imam.

Shiite Muslims from Iran and other regional countries attend the Arba'een ceremonies held in the Iraqi city of Karbala, where the shrine of Imam Hussain is located.