Iran delegation in Saudi talks on rejoining Haj

World Wednesday 22/February/2017 20:31 PM
By: Times News Service
Iran delegation in Saudi talks on rejoining Haj

Dubai: Iran has sent a delegation to Saudi Arabia for talks on Iranians attending Haj, state television reported on Wednesday, after Tehran boycotted the pilgrimage last year.
Reza Salehi Amiri, Iran's Islamic guidance and culture minister, told state television that Tehran was seeking guarantees to ensure the "dignity and safety" of the pilgrims before it agrees for the resumption of its participation in the pilgrimage, which starts this year in late August.
The delegation -- including officials of Iran's Haj and Pilgrimage Organisation and representatives of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei -- left for Saudi Arabia late on Tuesday at the invitation of Saudi officials, the television said.