Sep 14, 2021, 9:47 AM
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Iran, Iraq discuss facilitating Arbaeen rituals

Tehran, IRNA - Iran's Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Hossein Zolfaghari in a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi discussed eight important topics with regard to Arbaeen rituals.

Zolfaghari urged issuing permission for transferring Iranian pilgrims' requirements through land borders, possibility of cabotage for rescue and Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) cars, removing PCR test for issuing visa and replacing it with negative test upon arrival at airport.

Finalizing quota for Iranian pilgrims and ways to reduces travel costs were among other topics discussed.

Zolfaghari called for identifying joint health protocols.

He also raised issues related to Iranian airliners' activities during Arbaeen rituals.

Arbaeen marks the 40th day of martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Imam of Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) Infallible Household and 72 of his companions in 680 AD in a land in modern Iraq after they refused to pledge allegiance to the tyrant Yazid.

Every year, Muslim pilgrims from across the world flock to Iraq in the weeks leading to Arbaeen and walk toward Karbala.

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