World Mosque Day confab begins in Tehran

 Tehran, Aug 20, IRNA – The conference on World Mosque Day opened in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani here on Thursday.

Several foreign ambassadors to Tehran, a number of the Iranian lawmakers as well as the Friday-prayer leaders are present in the event.

August 21 marks the anniversary of the 1969 al-Aqsa Mosque fire, the origins of which are still being disputed over 40 years after the incident occurred. The day is titled World Mosque Day in remembrance of the event.

By IRNA