'Muslim world should probe Hajj tragedy'

'Muslim world should probe Hajj tragedy'

'Muslim world should probe Hajj tragedy'

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution says representatives from Iran and the Islamic world should investigate the cause of the recent deadly Hajj incident.

Ayatollah Khamenei blasted Riyadh officials for failing to live up to their commitments regarding the crush in Mina, near the Saudi city of Mecca, on September 24.

“Saudi Arabia failed to fulfill its duties concerning the desperate wounded [pilgrims],” said the Leader.

The Leader made the comment at a joint commencement ceremony for the graduates of the Iranian Army’s military academies in the city of Noshahr in northern Mazandaran Province on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, head of Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Saeed Ohadi has also announced that 239 Iranian pilgrims have so far been confirmed dead. According to the official, 14 Iranian pilgrims have been wounded and 241 others remain unaccounted  for.

The Saudi government has confirmed that the overall death toll from the Mina incident has reached 4,173 so far.

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