Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince slams Iran over Hajj Comments

Sep 8, 2016   //   by admin   //   English, SA News  //  No Comments

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef dismissed criticism made by Iranian Supreme leader over the Kingdom’s ability to manage the Hajj pilgrimage, as lacking any credibility and objectivity.

The Crown Prince reminded the Iranian supreme leader that Saudi Arabia had previously accommodated Iranian pilgrims with the same facilities as all other pilgrims.  He also accused Iran of trying to politicise the Hajj and endangering the security of all Hajj pilgrims, stressing that the law would be enforced against anyone who attempts to prevent the smooth running, safety, and security of the Hajj.  Adding that Iranian authorities have prevented their citizens from performing this year’s Hajj in an attempt to politicise it for their own purposes.

The Crown Prince reiterated in his statement released by the Saudi news agency SPA that the Hajj pilgrimage is a sacred ritual conducted in honoured places, and stressed that the Kingdom would take a strong stance against any action that compromises the safety and security of all pilgrims performing the Hajj.  

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