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The latest news and views about the annual Hajj pilgrimage

Iranians Are Saudi Arabia’s Brothers in Islam: Mecca Governor

The governor of the holy city of Mecca has referred to Iranians and Saudi Arabians as religious brothers, expressing the hope that Iranian pilgrims would remember the Saudis with a good impression.

Iran Leader Urges Muslim States to Immediately End Domestic Conflicts

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, in a message released on the occasion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, called for an end to the catastrophic incidents in Islamic countries.

This Year’s Hajj Litmus Test for Bilateral Ties with Saudis: Iran

Iranian president says the presence of Iranian pilgrims in this year’s Hajj pilgrimage is a good way to test Saudi Arabia’s behaviour, and can pave the way for better relations between Tehran and Riyadh if they pass the test.

Iranian Hospital in Mecca Giving Services to Pilgrims

Iran’s hospital in Mecca, launched by the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) a couple of years ago, has been providing various medical services for pilgrims during the Hajj season.

Iran Dispatches 15,000 Sunni Pilgrims to Hajj: Official

The Iranian Leader’s Representative in Hajj Affairs, Seyyed Ali Qazi Askar, says this year the Islamic Republic has sent about 15,000 Sunni pilgrims to Saudi Arabia to perform their annual Hajj rituals.

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

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

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.

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