Tuesday 1 October 2013 16:37
Deputy FM: Rouhani not planning for this year’s Hajj
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs has said Rouhani has no plan for this year’s Hajj.
TEHRAN (Asremrooz):Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told Mehr News correspondent that too hectic schedule for Mr. Rouhani left no time for a Hajj pilgrimage.
He commented on stories around an invitation by Saudi King for Mr. Rouhani’s Hajj visit. “Certainly, given the positive atmosphere created in two countries’ relations and willingness by both sides for high-profile talks, this visit will be at the first proper time,” he said.
“Arrangements for Iranian Hajj pilgrims are well underway and Mr. Ghazi Asgar, the Supreme Leader’s representative to the Hajj Organization and other officials has been warmly and respectfully welcomed by Saudi officials at their arrival in that country,” he told Mehr News correspondent.