Iranian Pilgrims



  • زوار اربعین در مرز چذابه 2017-11-01 10:26

    By: Kosar Karimi

    Iranians preparing to march for Arbaeen rituals

    TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) – As we get closer to annual Arbaeen procession, marking forty days after the Day of Ashura, the day Imam Hossein (AS) was martyred in the Battle of Karbala, millions of pilgrims have arrived in the Chazbeh border to march to Karbala.

  • رحمانی فضلی 2017-08-23 12:38

    Visa still required for Iranian Arbaeen pilgrims

    TEHRAN, Aug. 23 (MNA) – Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli referred to Iraqi security issues as the reason for the non-cancellation of the Arbaeen visa for Iranian pilgrims.

  • دیدار  مسئولان و دست‌اندرکاران حج با رهبرمعظم انقلاب 2017-07-30 15:30

    Hajj best venue for voicing stance on al-Aqsa

    TEHRAN, Jul. 30 (MNA) – Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said Hajj was the best place to express stance on al-Aqsa mosque and harmful presence of US in the region.

  • Hajj 2017-04-19 15:43

    S Arabia accepts Iran's condition to ensure Hajj pilgrims' safety

    TEHRAN, Apr. 19 (MNA) – A member of the Iranian Parliament's Presiding Board Akbar Ranjbarzadeh said Saudi Arabia has accepted Iran’s demands to ensure the safety, dignity and health of Iranian Hajj pilgrims.

  • dehghani 2016-11-27 10:05

    Iran calls on UN to slam terror attack on Iranian pilgrims

    TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) – Iran’s Ambassador to UN in a letter called on UN chief and UNSC president to condemn the Thu. terrorist attack in Iraq that martyred many innocent pilgrims, including tens of Iranians.

  • کراپ‌شده - حسن قشقاوی 2016-11-26 09:35

    Deputy FM:

    Status of Hilla blast victims subject to DNA tests 

    TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (MNA) – Iran's Deputy FM Ghashghavi has announced that DNA tests are required to identify corpses of martyred pilgrims in Hilla bombing incident.

  • rouhani 2016-11-25 12:07

    Pres. Rouhani:

    Terrorist attack on pilgrims proves misery of bloodthirsty criminals

    TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) – President Hassan Rouhani on Friday, while strongly condemning the violent act of terrorists in Iraq, said the tragedy proves the misery of the bloodthirsty criminals.

  • ohadi 2016-11-07 10:14

    Iran bans travel to Iraq's Samarra due to security concerns

    TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) – Head of Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Saeed Ohadi touched upon Sunday suicide bombings in Iraqi cities of Samarra and Tikrit, which killed at least 21 people, including 7 Iranian pilgrims.

  • سعید اوحدی 2016-09-16 15:38

    S Arabia negligent to rights of Mina martyrs

    TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) – Head of Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Saeed Ohadi said Saudis have not taken any steps to preserve rights of casualties and martyrs of Mina tragedy.

  • حال و هوای حرم رضوی در آستانه میلاد 2016-08-13 14:55

    By: Shahab Ghayyoumi

    Imam Reza Shrine on eve of his birthday

    TEHRAN, Aug. 13 (MNA) – Holy Shrine of the eight Shia Imam hosts millions of pilgrims from across Iran on the eve of his birthday.

  • اوحدی 2016-05-24 16:13

    Hajj chief heads to Saudi Arabia

    TEHRAN, May 24 (MNA) – Saeid Owhadi, the Head of Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization flew to Saudi Arabia leading an Iranian delegation for talks over Hajj rituals.

  • HPO 2016-05-16 13:48

    HPO issues statement on Hajj rituals for current year

    TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) – Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization issued a statement on Sunday calling on Saudi officials to prepare the ground at the earliest time for the Iranians to be able to perform the annual Hajj rituals.

  • حضور صادق حسین جابری انصاری در خبرگزاری مهر 2016-05-11 12:17

    Iran denounces Riyadh for politicizing Hajj pilgrimage

    TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari pointed to visa issuance to the Iranian pilgrims among Iran’s disputed issues with Saudi Arabia.

  • جانم رضا جان 2015-12-12 10:46

    By: Alieh Saadatpour

    Imam Reza Shrine hosts millions of pilgrims

    MASHHAD, Dec. 12 (MNA) – Each year, millions of Muslims gather in Iran’s holy city of Mashhad to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Reza (PBUH), the eight Shia Imam.

  • راهپیمایی عزاداران حرم رضوی 2015-12-08 10:02

    By: Mansoureh Ghalichi

    Pilgrims on foot towards Imam Reza (AS)

    MASHHAD, Dec. 08 (MNA) – Thousands of pilgrims from different parts of Iran are walking towards the holy city of Mashhad, northeast of the country, to take part in the mourning ceremony of the martyrdom anniversary of the 8th successor to the Prophet, Imam Reza (AS) on Saturday, December 12.

  • عزاداری اربعین حسینی در بین الحرمین کربلا 2015-12-02 11:57

    By: Ahmad Jafari

    Massive Arbaeen symbolic trek underway in Karbala - 1

    KARBALA, Dec. 02 (MNA) –Millions of pilgrims from all over the world are walking the distance between Imam Hussein Shrine and Al Abbas Mausoleum in Karbala, Iraq, to commiserate the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam.

  • راهپیمایی عظیم زائران اربعین حسینی 2015-11-29 17:39

    Aerial view of Arabeen pilgrims in Shalamcheh

    TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) – Some 2 million Iranians are making their way to the holy Iraqi cities of Karbala and Najaf for Arbaeen, the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shia Imam. Brig. Gen. Pourdastan said drones and aerial surveillance would safeguard the security for Arbaeen pilgrims.

  • roknabadi 2015-11-25 14:33

    Roknabadi’s body identified

    TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) – The body of Iranian foreign ministry diplomat has eventually been identified among the victims of Mina Tragedy.

  • حسین جابر انصاری سخنگوی وزارت امور خارجه 2015-11-14 10:10

    FM spokesman:

    ‘Region in need of more attention’

    TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) – The new FM spokesman explained the message of his appointment as ‘more attention to the region’ due to his prior regional experience stressing that the region forms only one aspect of his career.

  • ghashghavi 2015-11-10 10:49


    ‘Roknabadi seen alive in Mina’

    TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) – Deputy Foreign Minister for Consulate Affairs Hassan Ghashghavi said that Former ambassador to Beirut Ghazanfar Roknabadi was seen alive in the ambulance during the Mina incident.

  • Amir-Abdollahian 2015-11-08 09:41

    Deputy FM:

    'Status of missing pilgrims subjected to DNA testing’

    TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) – Iran’s deputy foreign minister for Arab-African affairs said Saudi Arabia has subjected status of missing pilgrims to DNA testing.

  • ghashghavi 2015-11-06 18:50

    Saudis urged to determine Roknabadi’s status

    TEHRAN, Nov. 06 (MNA) – Deputy FM for consular affairs has announced the ministry’s official note to Saudi authorities to determine the status of former Iranian ambassador to Lebanon.

  • سفر محمد جواد ظریف وزیر امور خارجه به چین 2015-10-20 10:49

    Saudi Arabia acted irresponsibly: FM Zarif

    TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) – Iranian foreign minister believes that Saudi Arabia and Saudi Hajj officials did not react responsibly and seriously not taking appropriate measures to save the lives of pilgrims.

  • سعید اوحدی 2015-10-15 11:25

    Bodies of 29 Iranian pilgrims buried in Mecca

    TEHRAN, Oct. 15 (MNA) – Bodies of 29 Iranian pilgrims, killed in Saudi Arabia's Mina tragedy have been buried in Mecca, Head of Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization announced.

  • تشییع پیکر جانباختگان فاجعه منا در مشهد 2015-10-13 10:55

    Bodies of 87 Mina victims arrive home

    TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) – Bodies of 87 Iranian pilgrims killed in Saudi Arabia's Mina tragedy arrived in Tehran Tuesday morning.

  • Abdollahian 2015-10-12 12:02

    Deputy FM:

    Foreign Ministry committee following up missing pilgrims issue

    TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Countries has announced that a committee in his Ministry is tracking all missing pilgrims including Ghazanfar Roknabadi.

  • بازدید وزیر بهداشت 2015-10-12 10:55

    Health Mininister:

    'Transferring some dead bodies might not be possible'

    TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) – Iran’s Health Minister has said it might not be possible to transfer some dead bodies of Mina incident victims to Iran encouraging their families to agree with their burial in Saudi Arabia.

  • ghashghavi 2015-10-05 12:03

    Deputy FM reports on missing pilgrims’ latest status

    TEHRAN, Oct. 5 (MNA) – Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs has said that the missing pilgrims of Mina incident might be killed or injured staying in Saudi hospitals or even arrested.

  • شمخانی 2015-10-04 16:30


    Saudis should be held accountable for missing pilgrims

    TEHRAN, Oct. 4 (MNA) – Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council has said that the Saudi government must be held accountable for investigating the status of the missing pilgrims and take necessary measures by accepting its responsibility.

  • علوی وزیر اطلاعات 2015-10-03 11:49

    Saudi's irrationality turned Mina incident into crime: offcial

    TEHRAN, Oct. 3 (MNA) – Iranian Intelligence Minister has said Saudi Arabia took up an unwise and unfair approach towards Mina incident to and turned it into a crime.