Number of Iranian Arbaeen Pilgrims Up by One million
Iran's ambassador to Iraq has said the number of Iranian Arbaeen pilgrims visiting Iraq has increased by one million compared to last year.
He added: "Since the beginning of the current lunar month, up to three million and three hundred thousand Iranian pilgrims have arrived in Iraq, and roughly 50% of them have completed their pilgrimage and returned home to Iran. Overall, the number of pilgrims participating in the Great Arbaeen Walk has increased by one million compared to last year."
Iran's ambassador to Iraq, referring to the good security arrangements for the Arbaeen mourning ceremonies said: "Accurate information exchange and coordination between Iraqi authorities and the Arbaeen staff is another important point about this year's Arbaeen gathering."