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In a message following deaths of pilgrims;

President Rouhani condoles Mina incident, orders medical care for the injured

President Hassan Rouhani sent a message of condolence over the painful catastrophe in Mina, requiring immediate medical care for the injured and bodies of those who lost their lives be returned back home.

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Fri 25 - September 2015 - 20:43

In his message, the President called on governor-generals to visit the families of the injured and the dead in order to convey his condolences.

He also demanded that the Saudi government take the responsibility of the calamity and carry out its Islamic and legal duties regarding the issue.

The full text of the President’s message states:


“In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful

‘We are for Him and to Him we shall return’

The grieving news of the catastrophe of deaths and injuries of over 200 Iranian pilgrims during the Hajj pilgrimage caused a deep grief among me and my accompanying delegation. The passing of our pilgrims in their way to become closer to the Almighty Allah is the clear evidence of the verse of Quran saying “He who leaves his home to get closer to Allah,…he shall reward him”. Without a doubt, the declaration of three days of national mourning [by the Supreme Leader] clearly indicates the depth of the catastrophe and that is the least expressed sympathy of the government and the Iranian nation towards the bereaved families.

I express my deepest condolences over the heart-breaking Mina incident to Imam Mahdi (AS), the grieving families, the Supreme Leader, and the noble Iranian nation. I ask my First Vice-President Mr Jahangiri to form a special committee of addressing the incident and gather the required facilities immediately, and take the following actions and frequently report to the Iranian nation and me:

1.     To dispatch rescue teams and send airplanes to Saudi Arabia if necessary, handling the affairs of the pilgrims and the injured, and transferring the bodies of the dead back to the country and prioritise these measures. It is of chief importance that dear pilgrims feel that they can continue their rituals in peace and security, and return home based on their schedule.

2.     To call on the Governor-Generals to visit the families of the injured and the dead in order to convey my condolences, and deliver the necessary assistance and adequate facilities in dealing with the issue as soon as possible.

3.     The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the ambassador to Saudi Arabia are required to probe into the incident and take all necessary actions to the rights of the dead and the injured. I also demand that the Saudi government the Saudi government take the responsibility of the mishap and carry out its Islamic and legal duties.

Expressing my condolences to the families of the victims, I ask for mercy from Allah for the dead, swift recovery for the injured, and accepted hajj for the pilgrims accompanied with a safe return to their homes.

Hassan Rouhani

The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran”

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