Iran Will Resume Pilgrimage to Syria

Iran Will Resume Pilgrimage to Syria
Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:15:03

The head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization said Sunday Iranians will be able to travel to Syrian in near future in order to visit holy Shia shrines, IRNA reports.

Saeed Ohadi told IRNA on Sunday that pilgrims will be sent to Syria after coordination with Syrian officials and obtaining the approval from the Supreme National Security Council.

Ohadi added that a Syrian delegation is set to travel to Tehran in order to explore ways to facilitate the pilgrimage.

Syria is home to several Shia shrines including the mausoleum of Hazrat Zainab (PBUH), the daughter of Imam Ali (PBUH), the first Shia Imam.

Iran banned going on pilgrimage to Syria after foreign-backed terrorists’ waged war against the government and people of Syria in early 2012.