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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has discussed a range of issues, from the ongoing problems in the Mideast to the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, in an address to a group of scholars and academics at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York.
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.
An Iranian official says the Saudi government has started issuing visa for Iranian Hajj pilgrims as of July 13.
Head of Al Jazeera’s Office in Tehran blames Saudi Arabia for creating tensions in the region, saying no state will take any heed of Riyadh’s call to counter the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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.
Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), says the military organization seeks to promote peace in the Middle East, but peace can’t be secured only through negotiation.
Saudi Arabia has granted 10 Iranian Foreign Ministry representatives entry into the kingdom for handling consular affairs and helping Iranian pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season, an official announced.
An Iranian fisherman was recently shot dead by Saudi coast guards in front of his son’s eyes. The son has narrated the sad story of the tragic night when he was left alone with the body of his slain dad in the middle of the sea.