The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the Islamic Republic has been the only critical voice against the deaths of pilgrims during last year’s Hajj rituals in Saudi Arabia, criticizing human rights organizations and other countries for choosing to remain silent on the issue.
Iran’s Justice Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi said Thursday the country is intent on filing a lawsuit at international courts against Saudi Arabia for the deaths of hundreds of Iranian pilgrims in a deadly crush in Mina, near Mecca, last year.
A Saudi cleric says the Riyadh regime should be held accountable for the crush that killed hundreds of Hajj pilgrims at Mina, adding that Saudi rulers cannot evade their responsibility by labeling the tragedy as an act of God.
Works by 22 Iranian cartoonists, featuring the tragic incident of Iran Air Flight 655 (IR655) which was shot down by the US Vincennes on July 3, 1988, will be displayed in an exhibition titled 'Silent Flight'.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees confirmed Tuesday that the shipwreck that took place two days ago off the coast of Libya cost the lives of 800 migrants and constitutes the "worst tragedy" to date in the Mediterranean.
Rescuers scoured the Java Sea on Sunday for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people which went missing in bad weather en route from Indonesia to Singapore, in the third crisis for a Malaysian carrier this year.