Friday, June 14, 2024

Hajj

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Iranian Delegation Confers with Saudis on 2017 Hajj Pilgrimage

Delegations from Tehran and Riyadh held the first round of talks about conditions for the dispatch of Iranian nationals to Saudi Arabia for Hajj pilgrimage later this year.

Iranian Delegation in Saudi Arabia for Hajj Talks

After receiving an invitation from Saudi officials, an Iranian delegation has left Tehran for Saudi Arabia on Thursday to attend the upcoming Hajj talks.

Iran to Send Pilgrims to Hajj If Saudis Pay Blood Money: Minister

Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance says if Saudi Arabia pays the blood money of Iranian pilgrims killed in Mina tragedy in 2015, the Islamic Republic may resume sending its pilgrims to the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

MP Rejects Third Country’s Involvement in Issuing Hajj Visa for Iranians

An Iranian MP says Iran will in no way accept that a third country issues Saudi Arabia’s visa for Iranian pilgrims who want to go on annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.

Iranian Delegation to Visit Saudi Arabia in February for Hajj Talks

An Iranian official announced that an Iranian delegation will be dispatched to Saudi Arabia next month to discuss the possible attendance of Iranian pilgrims in this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.

Iran Has Received Saudi Arabia’s Invitation for Hajj Talks

Iran has confirmed receiving an invitation to discuss preparations for the next annual Hajj pilgrimage from Saudi Arabia.

Iranians to Go on Hajj Pilgrimage under Certain Conditions: MP

A lawmaker says Iran will set conditions for accepting any invitation by Saudi Arabia to resume sending pilgrims to Hajj.

Iran Denies Speculations about Hajj Pilgrimage

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman denied rumors that Iranians will be again barred from making Hajj pilgrimage in the next summer, saying the final decision remains to be made after a possible invitation from Saudi Arabia and subsequent talks.

Saudi Arabia Invites Iran to Discuss Resumption of Hajj Pilgrimage: Report

Reports say Saudi Arabia has invited Iran to discuss the resumption of Hajj pilgrimages by Iranians, a process that has been halted over a litany of Hajj-time disasters and moves by Riyadh impeding the performance of the Islamic ritual by Iranians.

Saudi Authorities under Suspicion of Involvement in Mina Tragedy: Iran’s Shamkhani

Saudi Arabia’s refusal to apologize for the deaths of thousands of pilgrims in a deadly crush of people in last year’s Hajj or its failure to identify those at fault raises doubts about involvement of government officials in the incident, top Iranian official Ali Shamkhani said.

Islamic Countries Protest at Al Saud’s Incompetence to Run Hajj

Given the Saudis’ incompetence in running hajj rituals last year, some Islamic countries have voiced their criticism against the Al Saud.

Iranian Administration Seriously Pursuing Mina Tragedy Case: Spokesman

Spokesman for the Iranian administration expressed the cabinet’s determination to relieve the pains of those who lost their loved ones in a fatal crush of pilgrims in Saudi Arabia during last year’s Hajj.

Iran Denies Reports of Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa on Hajj, Karbala Pilgrimage

Iran’s interests section in Egypt denied reports on a religious fatwa attributed to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei alleging that Iranians could go on pilgrimage to Iraq’s holy Shiite shrines, as in Karbala, instead of Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

Iran Will Never Give Up Mina Tagedy Follow-up: Official

An Iranian official says the Islamic Republic will not give up pursuing the rights of the victims of a deadly crush during last year’s Hajj rituals in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, until justice is achieved.

Iran Commemorates Victims of Mina Tragedy

A mourning ceremony was held in Behesht-e Zahra Cemetry in southern Tehran on Thursday in commemoration of the victims of the last year's deadly crush of people in Saudi Arabia's Mina, which led to the death of more than 7,000 people, including 465 Iranians.

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