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Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Blames ‘Saudi Sabotage’ for Cancellation

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More than 450 people died during the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca one year. Iran canceled its participation in this year’s holy pilgrimage. Photo: Omar Chatriwala via Wikimedia Commons.

More than 450 people died during the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca one year. Iran canceled its participation in this year’s holy pilgrimage. Photo: Omar Chatriwala via Wikimedia Commons.

Iran on Sunday canceled its participation in this year’s holy pilgrimage to Mecca, blaming rival Saudi Arabia, as the regional powerhouses’ troubled relationship reached a new low.

“Unfortunately, Iranian pilgrims cannot go to hajj this year,” Iranian Culture Minister Ali Jannati told state television.

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