Shamkhani hails high security of Arbaeen ceremony in Iraq

Tehran, Dec 15, IRNA – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani on Monday hailed security of the Arbaeen mourning ceremony in Iraq.
  In a message to Iraqi Prime Minister Heydar al-Ebadi, he congratulated the Iraqi government, armed forces and the volunteers’ ability to guarantee security of the Arbaeen mourning ceremony.

Shamkhani thanked Iraqi nation for their hospitality towards Iranian pilgrims.

Success of the security plan set for the event showed the fact that the Iraqi nation can overcome its enemies including the Takfiri terrorist groups without the help of foreign troops, he added.

Despite the terrorists attempts to target the pilgrims attending the ceremony, the security plan set for this anniversary was successful.

Millions of world Shia Muslims including Iranians on Saturday commemorated Arbaeen, the end of a mourning ritual marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS).

In the main and largest event, pilgrims congregated in Iraq’s holy city of Karbala to mark the culmination of the 40-day mourning period.



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