Iran says to skip hajj, Saudi ‘blocking path to Allah’

May 29, 2016 1:04 PM

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Iran says to skip hajj, Saudi ‘blocking path to Allah’

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Sunday its pilgrims will miss this year’s hajj because Saudi Arabia, custodian of Islam’s holiest sites, was raising obstacles and “blocking the path to Allah” for its faithful.

The Iranian Hajj Organization said: “Saudi Arabia is opposing the absolute right of Iranians to go on the hajj and is blocking the path leading to Allah.”

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