Saudi Arabia deployed thousands of security forces and medical staff for emergency situation, but such a crush in Mina proves that there were a few people who did not carry out the policies they were supposed to, he mentions.
Should Iran gain US consent-by-silence as a further reward for its “good intentions” and establish itself in the territory bordering the Israeli Golan Heights while it seeks to “liberate Jerusalem”, it will prove yet another obstacle for Turkey in addition...
The high number of dead Iranians was “due to the inefficiency and mismanagement of the Saudi rulers in handling the largest gathering of Muslims”, the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization, which oversees its citizens’ participation in the hajj, said in...
Despite their promise of cooperation in certain areas, Saudi Arabia’s measures for pursuing the fate of missing Iranian pilgrims are not enough, the Iranian official said, referring to near 300 Iranian nationals who are still unaccounted for.
An official repatriation ceremony is slated to be held on Saturday morning at Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and a number of high-ranking officials attending the service.
Iran berated Saudi Arabia on Sunday over the deaths of 769 people at the haj pilgrimage, demanding an apology and accusing its rival of seeking to evade blame, while Riyadh in turn accused Tehran of playing politics with the disaster. As for the things that humans can not...
In Thursday’s stampede, pilgrims were walking toward the largest of the pillars when there was a sudden surge in the crowd about 9 a.m., causing a large number of people to fall, the Saudi Press Agency said, citing civil defense officials.
Emir of Kano and the leader of the Nigeria Central Coordinating Team for the 2015 hajj Muhammadu Sanusi II has demanded that the Saudi Arabia government publish the details of victims of last Thursday’s stampede on a dedicated website.
Iran and Saudi Arabia have been locked in a war of words over last week’s stampede, with Riyadh accusing Tehran of politicizing the tragedy and Iran demanding an apology from Saudi Arabia, which it says mismanaged the Hajj.
“The Saudi Arabian government has its own regulation, tradition, culture and procedures in dealing with such cases”, Saifudin said from Mecca. “This has not allowed us enough freedom in our effort to identify” the victims.