Iran Pursuing Mina Crush via Interpol: Police Official
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Deputy Police Chief Brigadier General Eskandar Momeni announced that the Iranian police are following up on the recent deadly crush in Mina, Saudi Arabia, through the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol).
Iran seeks to probe into possible faults by the Saudi government in the Mina incident through Interpol and the country’s foreign ministry, General Momeni noted on Wednesday.
He made the remarks in an address to the 6th meeting of Iran’s Law Enforcement with foreign ambassadors and envoys in Tehran.
Tehran has shared its views on the deadly incident with Interpol, he added.
He further reiterated that the country’s Law Enforcement has formally voiced its preparedness to cooperate in the organization of next year’s Hajj pilgrimage, and will officially pursue the issue.
According to Iranian officials, over 4,700 pilgrims, including 465 Iranians, died in a crush on September 24 in Mina. The incident marked the worst ever Hajj disaster.
Saudi authorities have come under fire for their inability to ensure the safety of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who converge on Mecca every year.