‘Deal reached after Saudis submitted to Iran’s Hajj conditions’

Seyyed Ali Qazi-Askar, the representative of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in Hajj and pilgrimage affairs A senior Iranian official says an agreement with Saudi Arabia enabling Hajj pilgrimage for Iranians this year came after the kingdom submitted to the Islamic Republic’s conditions. Seyyed Ali Qazi-Askar, the representative of Leader of […]

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Saudi Arabia should account for Mina hajj tragedy: Iran

Gholam-Hossein Dehqani, Iran’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Iran’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations says Saudi Arabia has been refusing to conduct a responsible, thorough and transparent investigation into a deadly crush during Hajj rituals last year. Gholam-Hossein Dehqani made the remarks at a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)’s foreign ministers, […]

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Saudi Arabia’s Hajj restrictions reminiscent of Israel policy on Aqsa Mosque: Yemen’s Houthi leader

File photo shows the leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, Abdulmalek Badreddin al-Houthiو delivering a televised speech to supporters. The leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has lashed out at Saudi Arabia for mishandling of the Hajj rituals, saying restrictions imposed on Muslims for this year’s Hajj are reminiscent of Israel’s repeated desecration of the […]

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Saudi Arabia rulers are criminals, must be tried in Islamic tribunals and punished over Hajj crush: Iran cleric

Ayatollah Seyyed Ahmad Khatami addresses worshipers at the Eid al-Adha prayers in Tehran, September 12, 2016. (Photo by Mehr News Agency) A senior Iranian cleric says Saudi rulers are criminals who must be tried in Islamic tribunals and punished for the deaths of thousands during a Hajj stampede last year. According to Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami on Monday, 7,000 […]

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