21-09-2021 11:40 PM Jerusalem Timing

Iran Ends Hajj Talks in Saudi without Final Deal

Iran Ends Hajj Talks in Saudi without Final Deal

An Iranian delegation wrapped up a visit to Saudi Arabia on Friday without reaching a final agreement on arrangements for Hajj pilgrims from the Islamic republic, Saudi officials said.

Saudi-IranAn Iranian delegation wrapped up a visit to Saudi Arabia on Friday without reaching a final agreement on arrangements for Hajj pilgrims from the Islamic republic, Saudi officials said.

The Saudi Hajj ministry said that the delegation had "asked to go back home without signing the agreement on arrangements for the pilgrims" despite two days of extensive talks.

A stampede at last year's Hajj killed about 2,300 foreign pilgrims including hundreds of Iranians, and the Saudi authorities were blamed for  the catastrophe.