New Iranian team to Saudi Arabia for Hajj talks
TEHRAN—An Iranian delegation was travelling to Saudi Arabia for talks on the annual hajj pilgrimage despite a diplomatic crisis between the Gulf rivals, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with IRNA Wednesday, Ohadi said that the visit to Saudi Arabia by the Iranian delegation is taking place upon an official invitation by the new Saudi Minister of Hajj. He added that “the talks will be held on Wednesday in Jeddah.”
Iranian pilgrims should be able to receive consular services, the official said. Ohadi also insisted on issuing visas for Iranian pilgrims in Iran which he said has to be included in a possible agreement between the Iranian and Saudi officials.—Agencies