Officials from Riyadh and Tehran have accused each other for the failure of reaching a deal on managing Iranian’s to attend this year’s Hajj to Mecca.

A statement from Saudi’s pilgrimage ministry said the Iranian government “will be responsible in front of Allah Almighty and its people for inability of the Iranian citizens to perform Hajj for this year”.

Iran’s are concerns lay with last years stampede that killed at least 460 Iranian pilgrims.

It added that the Saudi leadership “has stressed its categorical rejection to politicise Hajj rituals”.

The head of Iran’s organization of the Hajj, Saeed Ohadi, in speaking with Press TV emphasized that the “lack of a unified decision” by Saudi officials is causing the delay in the agreement.

Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi political analyst, told Al Jazeera that Iran’s decision to walk out of the two-day talks “was a surprise”.

“They have to answer to their own people,” Khashoggi said, adding that Saudi had made concessions for Iranian pilgrims.

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Santiago Jose Katzenstein
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Santiago Jose Katzenstein

If iranians don’t perform Hajj, that would a considerable blow to the saudi economy.

Amin (an Iranian)
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Amin (an Iranian)

They’re very rich by selling oil much more than Iran. Iran used to sell 2 million barrels daily and Saudi at the moment sells 10 million barrels daily. So I don’t think so.

Simon Greate
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Simon Greate

d**n ALL SAUDIES

chahuapa
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chahuapa

I will add this to The Great Book of Insults and Hypocrisy.

El Cid Asaei
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El Cid Asaei

Good, but why the stupid discussion in the first place!