Statement on Scattered Unrest in Iraq, and Advice for Arba'een Pilgrims
The Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran has released a statement in reaction to the recent scattered unrest in some Iraqi cities, and issued a travel advice for Arba'een pilgrims.
Expressing regret over the scattered unrest in some cities of Iraq, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran is confident that the Iraqi government and nation will work with all groups, parties and personalities, especially the grand Marja’s and other religious authorities and political leaders to calm the current tense situation.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is confident that the Iraqi nation and government will not allow the continuation of certain moves that are to the detriment of the Iraqi people and that let the foreigners take advantage of the situation.
Stressing the importance of the great march of Arba’een and the necessity of holding this magnificent congregation, the Foreign Ministry calls on the Iranian faithful people and the Ahl al-Bayt (PBUH) lovers to postpone their visit to Iraq until calm is restored to the country, and to pay close attention to the warnings of political and security officials.