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Hajj

25 June 2016 21:12

  A new opinion poll shows Saudi Arabia has been pursuing political gains by making efforts to block Iranians from this year’s Hajj pilgrimage. In a survey carried out by PressTV, 2353 respondents said Saudi Arabia is using Hajj as a political instrument. The results also showed that 774 people believed that the kingdom is incompetent to host the annual Hajj rituals. According to...

13 June 2016 18:56

  "Saudi Arabia does not deserve to manage Hajj pilgrimages and organize the rituals," highlighted President of Supreme Council of the World Forum for Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought and the member of Assembly of Expert, Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Taskhiri, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA). Beckoned to the deadly human crush which took place in Mina, near the Saudi city of...

12 June 2016 10:52

  The head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization says Saudi officials barred Iranians from taking part in 2016 Hajj pilgrimage as they fear more revelations on the scope of a deadly human crush last year. Saeed Ohadi said on Saturday that Riyadh “strangely fear the presence of Iranian pilgrims and disclosures on the Mina disaster with regard to the failure of...

11 June 2016 18:57

  A prominent Lebanese cleric has denounced Saudi Arabia’s mishandling of the Hajj pilgrimage, which led to a deadly crush last year, saying the tragedy cannot pass just as an ordinary accident.  Sheikh Maher Hammoud, the imam of al-Quds Mosque in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, told Press TV on Friday that his first impression was to avoid exaggeration and consider the incident...

7 June 2016 15:22

  Saudi Arabia says it is still reviewing the deaths of thousands of people nine months after a deadly crush during Hajj near the holy city of Mecca. “We already studied that and we are continuing to study this,” Minister of Hajj Mohammed Bentin said on the sidelines of a press conference in the Red Sea city of Jeddah on Tuesday. "God willing, we’ll...

30 May 2016 22:13

  A senior Islamic Republic official has criticized Al Saud over the cancellation of this year’s Hajj pilgrimage for the Iranian nation, saying the Saudi family prevented Iranians from making a "dignified" religious expedition. Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani told reporters on Monday that the Saudi government should learn lessons from the consequences of its wrong policies and stop...

29 May 2016 22:10

  Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati announced on Sunday that Iranians cannot make their Hajj pilgrimage rituals this year due to the obstacles made by Saudi Arabian officials. Speaking in a local gathering, Jannati reiterated that the decision has been made following Riyadh's behavior with Iranian delegation who traveled to Saudi Arabia to negotiate about this year Hajj...

29 May 2016 15:26

  Iran says it will not take part in this year's Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca because of "obstacles" created by Saudi Arabia.  "Performing the Hajj ritual this year is virtually impossible," Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati said on Sunday. “Given the way Saudi authorities treated Iranian delegates and talked to them during two rounds of negotiations as well as in view...

29 May 2016 7:57

  The Saudi Arabian government has “blocked all the paths” for Iran to negotiate details of this year’s Hajj. Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari censured Riyadh Saturday for “wasting the time” for the Iranian pilgrims planning to carry out the religious duty this year. “Unless Hajj is observed, Saudi Arabia is to be held accountable,” said the spokesman on Iranian national...

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