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Foreign Ministry Told to Intervene in Dispute Over Death of Hajj Pilgrims
Foreign Ministry Told to Intervene in Dispute Over Death of Hajj Pilgrims

Foreign Ministry Told to Intervene in Dispute Over Death of Hajj Pilgrims

Foreign Ministry Told to Intervene in Dispute Over Death of Hajj Pilgrims

A lawmaker says the Foreign Ministry should try every diplomatic venue with the Saudis to pursue the case of Iranian victims of a hajj stampede in 2015, especially for securing damages to the 465 families who lost their loved ones.
Ahad Azadikhah told ICANA on Tuesday that officials responsible for hajj have told the Saudi side that the issue of paying damages is still on the table and will be pursued by the relevant bodies in Tehran.
“But officials in [Iran’s] Hajj Organization cannot do this alone,” he concurred, calling on the Foreign Ministry to step up their efforts in this regard and pressure the Saudis to settle the issue of reparations.
The dispute refers to a deadly stampede back in September 2015 that took place in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca, claiming the lives of 465 Iranian pilgrims among the total 4,700 untimely deaths.
“As the incident was an international catastrophe with various nations affected, the issue should also be followed on the international level.”   

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