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Iran Urges Saudi Arabia Not to Politicize Sports

Iran Urges Saudi Arabia Not to Politicize Sports

Iran’s Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Masoud Soltanifar advised Saudi officials to draw a line between politics and sports, reminding the kingdom of the many interests it shares with Iran in the region.

Iran FM Addresses Council on Foreign Relations (Full Text)

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.
hajj pilgrimage

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.
Abdul-Qader Fayez

“No State Pays Heed to Riyadh’s Call to Confront Iran”

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.
Reza Salehi Amiri

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.
Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari

IRGC Promoting Peace in Middle East: Top Commander

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.

Iran Leader’s Aide Blames US for Qatar Crisis

Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top military aide to the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, says the recent diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Qatar is part of a plot hatched by the US.

Iran to Send 10 Envoys to Saudi Arabia for This Year’s Hajj

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.
Boy Left Alone at Sea with Father Killed by Saudis

Boy Left Alone at Sea with Father Killed by Saudis

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.

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