FM pursuing rights of Mina victims: spokesperson

TEHRAN, Aug. 04 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Bahram Ghasemi reassured the media that the ministry is doing its best in conducting efforts to restore the rights of the bereaved families of the Mina tragedy.

“The Foreign Ministry is in full command of political, legal, and international follow-up of Mina tragedy and uses its fullest capacity to restore all the rights of the bereaved families of the incident,” said Bahram Ghasemi, the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, on Wednesday evening.

The diplomat made the remark in response to a question posed about the reaction of Foreign Ministry to the letter submitted by the families of 120 pilgrims of the Mina tragedy, an incident during Hajj rituals in 2015 in Saudi Arabia near Mecca which claimed the lives of around 5000 pilgrims on September 24, 2015 in cluding nearly 500 Iranians.

Ghasemi underlined that Foreign Ministry follows the incident under three principles of wisdom, honor and expediency.

“All embassies of the Islamic Republic of Iran across the world, under the guidelines officiated by the Foreign Ministry, are seriously active to realize the goals while the issue has been brought up in the international organizations by the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” reassured the Iranian diplomat.

Stressing that all the efforts are underway, he also recounted that the follow-up procedure has been informed and advised by the counseling of renowned lawyers of the international law.   

“As it is known well by the Islamic nation the responsibility of the painful catastrophe is surely on the shoulders of the inept and incompetent Saudi officials and they should seriously be respondent in this issue,” reiterated the spokesperson.

He also gave an account of numerous meetings held by the officials of Iranian Foreign Ministry and the authorities from legislator and judiciary branches of Iran’s government to examine the issue and find the proper way of dealing with it.


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