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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

An Iranian official says the Saudi government has started issuing visa for Iranian Hajj pilgrims as of July 13.
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.

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.
Over 86,000 Iranians to Go on Hajj Pilgrimage This Year

Over 86,000 Iranians to Go on Hajj Pilgrimage This Year

Based on an agreement with Saudi Arabia, as many as 86,500 Iranian pilgrims will travel to the kingdom during this year’s Hajj season, an official announced.
People perform Hajj rituals around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (File photo)

Iranians to Resume Hajj Pilgrimage as of This Year

Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization announced that the conditions for participation of Iranians in this year’s Hajj pilgrimage have been fulfilled following negotiations with Saudi officials after a hiatus in the wake of a diplomatic row with the kingdom.

Iran May Send Pilgrims to This Year’s Hajj: FM Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the country may send nationals to Saudi Arabia to participate in the Hajj rituals this year.
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Saudi Officers Receive 4-Year Term for Molesting Iranian Teenagers

The two Saudi police officers behind the harassment of two Iranian teenagers at Jeddah Airport in 2015 have been sentenced to 4 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, an Iranian official announced.

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