Iran had no involvement in Iraq's security during Arbaeen Trek
Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli اhas said that Iraqi security was at its peak during the Arbaeen and Iran had no involvement in providing security in Iraq.
Iran Press/ Middle East: "Arbaeen Trek took place with relative satisfaction of pilgrims, but we must do our best to make the ritual more magnificent and orderly every year, the minister said in a meeting in the Arbaeen Central Headquarters here in Tehran".
"We had three important problems this year and we handled all three well. The flood was the first one, Arbaeen great March and the US sanctions against Iran were the two others that we managed them well", Rahmani Fazli highlighted.
Arbaeen pilgrimage is a distinctively spiritual exercise, gathering Shias as well as Sunnis, even Christians and Zoroastrians, etc. from various nationalities altogether making their ways to the holy Iraqi cities of Najaf and Karbala, walking towards the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) commemorating the 40th day of his martyrdom in the battle of Karbala, in 680 AD.
Last year about 1.8 million Iranians took part in the ritual. This is while in 2011 only 50,000 took the trek to Karbala which shows a great surge in the number of pilgrims taking the long walk to pay tribute to the third Shia Imam. 207