Saudi says Iranian pilgrims acquire notwithstanding rift

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Any Muslim is acquire in Makkah and Madina... and this includes a Iranian pilgrims, says Saudi unfamiliar minister. PHOTO: AFP

Any Muslim is acquire in Makkah and Madina… and this includes a Iranian pilgrims, says Saudi unfamiliar minister. PHOTO: AFP

RIYADH: Iranian pilgrims are still acquire to revisit Islam’s holiest sites in Saudi Arabia notwithstanding increasing tensions between a dual countries, Riyadh’s unfamiliar apportion pronounced on Thursday.

“Any Muslim is acquire in Makkah and Madina… and this includes a Iranian pilgrims,” Adel al-Jubeir told reporters.

He pronounced a domestic predicament between a Sunni-ruled dominion and a primarily Shia opposition “has zero to do during all” with a annual Hajj event or a obtuse event famous as Umrah.

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The rites pull millions of true from around a universe any year.

In January, protesters burnt Riyadh’s embassy in Tehran and a consulate in Iran’s second city of Mashhad to criticism a Saudi execution of a distinguished minister from a minority Shia community.

Saudi Arabia and some of a allies cut tactful ties with Iran as a result.

At a corner news discussion Thursday with visiting German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Jubeir steady accusations that Iran’s “hostile policies” in a segment for some-more than 3 decades led to a stream situation.

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The dual countries support conflicting sides in a wars in Syria and Yemen. Iran has also combined a change in Iraq and Lebanon.

A bolt during a Hajj final Sep that killed about 2,300 unfamiliar pilgrims, including hundreds of Iranians, combined to tensions.

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