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Qatar Worried about Safety of Citizens in Saudi Arabia

Qatar Worried about Safety of Citizens in Saudi Arabia

Qatar’s Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani says the country is concerned about the safety of its citizens in Saudi Arabia following the reopening of the countries’ border enabling Qataris to attend the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.

‘Riyadh Can’t Continue Bombing Yemen Forever’

A top Iranian official has called on the international community not to remain indifferent toward the Saudi aggression against Yemen.
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Tehran, Riyadh Send Israel Key Message through Body Language

Iranian and Saudi foreign ministers shook hands on the sidelines of the OIC’s extraordinary meeting in Turkey in a move that could be referred to as bad news for Israel.
Saudi Arabia Continues to Deny Syrians’ Right to Hajj

Saudi Arabia Continues to Deny Syrians’ Right to Hajj

After Qatar’s protest, the Syrian government has also slammed Saudi Arabia for politicization of Hajj pilgrimage, saying the Saudi authorities continue to deny Syrian citizens the right to perform this Islamic duty.
Saudi Arabia Issues Visas for Iran's Hajj Diplomatic Team

Saudi Arabia Issues Visas for Iran’s Hajj Diplomatic Team

Iran’s Culture Minister Reza Salehi Amiri says visas have been issued for members of an Iranian diplomatic delegation to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj rituals after Tehran boycotted the pilgrimage last year amid tensions with Riyadh.

Iran Leader Calls on Hajj Pilgrims to Take United Stand against Israel

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Muslims should use the Hajj rituals this year to take a united stance against Israeli efforts to control the al-Aqsa Mosque.

Iran May Reconsider Decision to Send Pilgrims to Hajj

Iran says it may reconsider its earlier decision to send Iranian pilgrims to this year’s Hajj as Riyadh has not yet issued visas for the Iranian diplomats supposed to leave for Saudi Arabia before the annual rituals begin.
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Plots Underway to Heighten Tehran-Riyadh Tension: Hajj Official

An Iranian official says there are some groups who are seeking to escalate the current disputes between Iran and Saudi Arabia by dissuading Iranian pilgrims from visiting the holy sites in the Arab country.
Saudi Arabia Starts Issuing Visa for Iranian Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia Starts Issuing Visa for Iranian Pilgrims

An Iranian official says the Saudi government has started issuing visa for Iranian Hajj pilgrims as of July 13.
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Riyadh Accepts Tehran’s Conditions for Hajj Pilgrims’ Security: Minister

Iran’s culture minister says Saudi Arabia has provided “written assurances” that it will meet all of Tehran’s conditions with regard to ensuring security for Iranian pilgrims in the upcoming Hajj ceremony.

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