Iranian interior minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli

Iranian interior minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli sent a message to his Iraqi counterpart in which he had thanked the Iraqi nation and officials for their hospitality during Arbaeen rituals.

Iran PressIran news: In his message to Yassin Taha Hassan al-Yasseri, the Iranian minister appreciate all the officials, Marja's, and people of Iraq for hosting of pilgrims from Iran and other countries during the processions.

 Rahmani Fazli also voiced readiness for the expansion of mutual ties between Iran and Iraq in this message, Iran Press reported.

Earlier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent a message to Iraqi President Barham Salih and Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi to appreciate efforts of the country in holding this year's Arbaeen pilgrimage.

"This gathering demonstrated, more than ever, that Arbaeen is not just a calendar event; rather it is a lasting historical miracle and the most powerful media to introduce the culture of Imam Hossein (PBUH) and the Ashura uprising," he noted.

He went on to say that this year's Arbaeen which was held with millions of Muslims in participation sent a message of freedom to all the world.

Rouhani noted that the event was a demonstration of unity especially between people of Iran and Iraq and that it has created a unified front against tyranny, discrimination, and violence.

From October 5 to October 19 (during Arbaeen pilgrimage), over 15.22 million pilgrims entered the holy city of Karbala, according to the statistics given by the electronic counting system for the arrivals from the main entrances of Karbala.


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