Iran is seriously following up a recent attack on an Iranian cleric by unknown elements during the Hajj season in Saudi Arabia, a senior Iranian official declared on Friday.
The head of Iranian Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization, Hamid Mohammadi said the Iranian cleric attacked on Wednesday by three elements in Mecca is currently in good condition.
“Fortunately, there is no need for surgery. He will leave hospital very soon,” he added.
“Iran is seriously following up the issue with Saudi officials,” he added, according to a Farsi report by Al Alam News Network.
Iran attaches great significance to the security of its pilgrims in Saudi Arabia, he noted, adding that the country is following the issue seriously.
Mohammadi also said the Saudi police have arrested at least three people in connection with the attack and investigations are underway into the issue.
Later on Friday, Seyyed Ali Qazi-Askar, the Iranian Leader’s representative in Hajj and Pilgrimage Affairs, also paid a visit to the wounded cleric.