By: Hossein Askari
TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (MNA) – Mecca and Medina, situated in west of Saudi Arabia, are Islam’s two holiest sites. The region is the birthplace of Islam and of the Prophet Mohammad.
TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) – The Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization announced on Friday that the Iranian pilgrims can travel to Saudi Arabia for annual Hajj pilgrimage in next Iranian year.
TEHRAN, Mar. 01 (MNA) – Minister of Culture has said no hajj pilgrim will be sent to Saudi Arabia unless the kingdom agrees with conditions set by Iran.
TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (MNA) – The Islamic Republic of Iran has replied to Saudi Arabia’s Hajj invitation to inform the Saudi side of Iran’s conditions for sending pilgrims to this year’s Hajj rituals.
TEHRAN, Jan. 10 (MNA) – Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization has confirmed receiving Saudi invite for Hajj talks, voicing Islamic Republic’s readiness to prepare conditions for holding bilateral talks with Saudi Hajj officials.
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) – Bahram Ghasemi dismissed reports that Iran would not send pilgrims on Hajj pilgrimage this year, saying if proper conditions are met, the country will evaluate the situation and make decisions accordingly.
TEHRAN, Sep. 29 (MNA) – In an indication of the more tarnishing Tehran-Riyadh ties, the New York Times recently published an opinion piece by the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif declaring Wahhabism a “death cult” responsible for most of the Muslim world’s problems and blaming Saudi Arabia for spreading this “fanaticism.”
TEHRAN, Sep. 27 (MNA) – There were hundreds but thousands of corpses piled up on top of each other in the sizzling, scorching heat of the Mina.
By: M. H. Azari
TEHRAN, Sep. 25 (MNA) – The upcoming meeting of OPEC ministers in Algeria in late September has given rise to a great deal of speculation on possible beneficiaries and losers of a freeze deal.
TEHRAN, Sep. 23 (MNA) – Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani holds that Saudi way of dealing with aftermath raises the suspicion of their involvement in committing the crime.
By: Marjohn Sheikhi
TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) – Iran and Saudi Arabia's damaged ties could have a chance to mend if the Saudi rulers addressed past injustice by paying compensations to families of victims of the Mina tragedy, and thus expedited the process of healing and reconciliation.
TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) – Iran’s FM spokesman said the repetitive and baseless allegations of the PGCC’s recent statement aims to deviate attentions from Wahhabism's links to terrorist acts in the past two decades.
TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) – Head of Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Saeed Ohadi said Saudis have not taken any steps to preserve rights of casualties and martyrs of Mina tragedy.
TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) – Saeid Owhadi, the Head of Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization, said on Thursday that Saudi Arabia fears the formation of Mina Tragedy Fact Finding Committee.
TEHRAN, Sep. 12 (MNA) – Iran’s Interests Section in Egypt has rejected Arab media stories claiming a fatwa by Iran’s Leader that Iranians would observe hajj rituals in Karbala instead of Mecca.
TEHRAN, Sep. 12 (MNA) – Mina message by Parliament speaker has called the international community to ‘follow their conscience’ in establishment of a fact-finding committee on Mina incident.
TEHRAN, Sep. 11 (MNA) – On 9th day of Zihajjeh month in Islamic calendar marking Hajj season, Arafeh pray was recited on Sunday afternoon in different cities across Iran.
TEHRAN, Sep. 11 (MNA) – Grand Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi has said Saudi rulers has been the extension of the Party of the Devil the Quranic verse famously described.
TEHRAN, Sep. 11 (MNA) – Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has ensured the nation despite Saudi incompetence and covert sabotage, rights of the victims of Mina incident of 2015 hajj rituals will be addressed with seriousness.
By: Ali Rajabi
TEHRAN, Sep. 11 (MNA) – Hajj 2016 is proceeding while Iranian pilgrims didn't attend one of the biggest Muslim ceremonies due to conflicts between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
By: Lachin Rezaian
TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) – Almost one year has now passed since the horrifying events in Mina which left thousands of pilgrims dead including many Iranians.
TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received families of Iranians martyred during Hajj rituals on the occasion of the first anniversary of Mina tragedy.
TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (MNA) – Head of the Judiciary has said Saudi rulers have been corrupt and criminal who had failed to attend their inherent responsibilities of serving the pilgrims of the Holy Shrines.
By: Mohammad Pourgholami
TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (MNA) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution has issued a message on the occasion of Hajj rituals where he has used a Quranic term to describe the ruling Saudi family.
Leader’s Hajj message:
TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (MNA) – Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei has issued a message on the occasion of Hajj season and days for renouncing the unbelievers.
TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (MNA) – Ayatollah Khamenei’s message to Muslim pilgrims participating in this year’s Hajj ceremonies is to be released in few hours.
TEHRAN, Aug. 18 (MNA) – Saeid Owhadi, the Head of Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization, blamed Saudis for not providing the security for Iranian pilgrims of Hajj rituals.
TEHRAN, Jul. 10 (MNA) – Head of Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Saeed Ohadi said Saudi officials promised to pay compensation to the families of Iranian victims of last year’s Mina tragedy.
TEHRAN, Jun. 23 (MNA) – Sunni clerics of the western cities of Iran told MNA reporter in separate interviews that the Saudi Arabia should apologize to Iranian pilgrims.
TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) – Iranian FM Spokesman Jaberi Ansari said Mon. the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has turned into a department of Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry and making complaints to its secretariat does not seem to bear any results.