Saudis not admitting Iranian pilgrims to Hajj

Kerman Prov., June 9, IRNA – Head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Saeed Ohadi said on Wednesday that since the beginning, Saudi Arabia has not been willing to accept Iranian Hajj pilgrims to the House of God.

‘Since the beginning, Saudi Arabia was not willing to accept our pilgrims; It has launched hues and cries to lay the blame on us but to no avail as a delegation from the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization managed to foil Saudis’ plot,’ said Ohadi in a press conference.

He said Mina catastrophe was the main reason for Saudis’ refusal to accept Iranian pilgrims because the Islamic Republic of Iran was the only country to have the Saudi party return bodies of Iranian martyrs back to its territory.

Concluding his remarks, Ohadi said Saudi Arabia has committed a grave injustice in the case of Iranian pilgrims.