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Based on an agreement with Saudi Arabia, as many as 86,500 Iranian pilgrims will travel to the kingdom during this year’s Hajj season, an official announced.
Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization announced that the conditions for participation of Iranians in this year’s Hajj pilgrimage have been fulfilled following negotiations with Saudi officials after a hiatus in the wake of a diplomatic row with the kingdom.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the country may send nationals to Saudi Arabia to participate in the Hajj rituals this year.
The two Saudi police officers behind the harassment of two Iranian teenagers at Jeddah Airport in 2015 have been sentenced to 4 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, an Iranian official announced.
Delegations from Tehran and Riyadh held the first round of talks about conditions for the dispatch of Iranian nationals to Saudi Arabia for Hajj pilgrimage later this year.
Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance says if Saudi Arabia pays the blood money of Iranian pilgrims killed in Mina tragedy in 2015, the Islamic Republic may resume sending its pilgrims to the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
An Iranian MP says Iran will in no way accept that a third country issues Saudi Arabia’s visa for Iranian pilgrims who want to go on annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.
An Iranian official announced that an Iranian delegation will be dispatched to Saudi Arabia next month to discuss the possible attendance of Iranian pilgrims in this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.
Iran has confirmed receiving an invitation to discuss preparations for the next annual Hajj pilgrimage from Saudi Arabia.