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Sunday, 29 May 2016
Iran pilgrims to miss Hajj amid row with Saudi Arabia
But the rivals are split on many other issues, with relations cut in January.
Mr Jannati said that "after two series of negotiations without any results because of obstacles raised by the Saudis, Iranian pilgrims will unfortunately not be able to take part in the Hajj" in September.
The Iranian Hajj Organisation said: "Saudi Arabia is opposing the absolute right of Iranians to go on the Hajj and is blocking the path leading to Allah."
It blamed the Saudis for failing to meet Iranian demands for "the security and respect" of Iranian pilgrims.