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Syria slams Saudi Arabia for 'politicizing' hajj pilgrimage

August 1, 2017 10:27 AM
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DAMASCUS, Syria – Syria's government says Saudi authorities continue to place restrictions on Syrian citizens looking to take part in this year's hajj, accusing the kingdom of "politicizing" the annual Muslim pilgrimage.

Tuesday's statement from the Ministry of Religious Endowments criticized what it described as Riyadh's "political and financial exploitation" of the pilgrimage.

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