Iranian pilgrims ‘to attend Hajj again’ after Saudi rift

Source: BBC

Saudi Arabia says Iranian citizens will attend this year’s annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, after missing last year’s event following a bitter rift between Riyadh and Tehran.

Relations worsened between the two regional powers after hundreds of pilgrims died in a stampede at the Muslim pilgrimage in 2015.

Issuing visas and security arrangements were major sticking points.

But a deal has been reached after talks between the two countries, Riyadh said.

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