Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday expressed gratitude to Iraqi authorities for the hospitality provided to Iranian pilgrims visiting the neighboring Arab country during the Arbaeen rituals, according to IRNA.
Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Monday that security forces have foiled two bombing plots planned to target Iranian pilgrims in the southwestern province of Khuzestan in the past few days, according to IRNA.
Millions of black-clad pilgrims from across the world are converging on the holy Iraqi city of Karbala to commemorate the Day of Arba’een, which marks 40 days since the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam.
Groups of university students from all across Iran attended the Arbaeen mourning ceremony here on Thursday in the presence of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei applauded the growing enthusiasm for the commemoration of Arbaeen, describing the magnificent pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (PBUH) in Karbala to mark Arbaeen as a major event bestowed by Almighty God.
Iranians of all ages and social strata took to the streets and religious commemoration centers across the country, unified by one cause, honoring the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam.
Iranian and Iraqi officials exchanged views on making necessary preparations for the annual Arbaeen mourning ceremony that is to be held in Karbala on November 20 this year and starts in this Iraq's holy city of Karbala.