Iranians won’t make Hajj pilgrimage

Ankara—Iranian Muslims will miss the annual haj pilgrimage in September because Tehran and Riyadh failed to agree organisational details after they cut diplomatic ties in January, the IRNA news agency reported on Thursday. The official Iranian agency quoted Tehran´s Islamic Guidance and Culture Minister Ali Jannati as blaming Riyadh for the impasse.
Tensions between the regional rivals led to Riyadh breaking off diplomatic ties in January after protesters in Iran attacked Saudi diplomatic missions there following the execution of a prominent Shi´ite cleric in the Sunni-led kingdom.—IRNA

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