The Iranian Foreign Minister referring to Arbaeen rituals, said no tyrant will be able to end the struggle for justice, as is evident from the fact that 17 million Muslims have taken part in the Arbaeen mourning ceremonies this year.

Iran Press/Iran news: Foreign minister Zarif said: "14 centuries ago a tyrant believed he had eradicated Imam Hussein's resistance. Saddam, Al-Qaida & ISIS thought they could end it," according to an  IRNA report.

Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Monday: "Yet today 17Million from across the world—with two million Iranians—are amassing in Karbala. Their message: No tyrant will ever end the struggle for justice."

The Arbaeen mourning ceremony is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world. It marks the 40th day of mourning after the martyrdom anniversary of the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, Imam Hussein (peace be upon him), the third Imam of Shia Muslims.

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While the province of Karbala has the capacity to host 1.2 million pilgrims, the current number of travelers would impact on plans to provide services to the pilgrims, he added.

Meanwhile, Iraqi officials said 30,000 airline passengers have arrived in the Arab country over the past five days for the Arbaeen pilgrimage.

Arbaeen, one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, comes 40 days after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shiite Imam, Imam Hussein (peace be upon him).

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