Oct 11, 2019, 8:20 AM
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All borders open to Arbaeen pilgrims

Tehran, Oct 11, IRNA – Head of Arbaneen Central Headquarters Ahmad Mohammadifar said on Thursday that all borders are open to Arbaeen pilgrims and necessary arrangements have been made for their travel to the holy sites in the neighboring Iraq.

Speaking to TV Dialogue late on Thursday, he said over the past days, regular talks have been made with the Iraqi officials on transportation of the Iranian pilgrims.

Some 1,250 buses and 250 other vehicle have been sent to Iraqi borders to transfer pilgrims to the holy shrines, he said.

All the pilgrims waiting on the borders have been transported to Iraq.

Despite a four-fold increase in the number of pilgrims compared to the last year's figure, all the pilgrims have been transferred to Iraq with no problem, Mohammdifar said.

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