The Iraqi government has assured Iran that it will ensure the safety of the Arbaeen Pilgrimage as the world's largest annual public gathering, Iran's Minister of Interior said on Monday.

Iran PressIran News: Ahmad Vahidi pointed to the issue of security in Iraq, saying that the Iraqi government has assured Iran that there will be good conditions and security for Arbaeen pilgrims in Iraq.

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"Necessary measures have been prepared at the border crossings of Iran and Iraq so that pilgrims can easily participate in the pilgrimage," he added.

Arbaeen's occasion comes from 40 days after Imam Hussein was martyred along with dozens of his companions during a last-stand battle against the tyrant of the time, Yazid I, more than thirteen centuries ago.

The martyrdom of Imam Hussein has turned into a symbol of righteous revolt and social and political reform.

Imam Hussein is a highly-venerated figure not only among Shia Muslims but also among Sunnis and people of other faiths.

Arbaeen has become the world's largest annual peaceful gathering in the world.


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