Senior Shia cleric met with Iran’s new official in Hajj affairs to stress the relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia and warned Saudi authorities against offending Iranian pilgrims.
Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani, Iranian top jurisprudent and professor at Qom Seminary met with Hujjat-ol-Islam Seyyed Ahmad Mousavi, the new Representative of the Supreme Leader in Hajj and Pilgrims Organization and called for improvement in behaving Iranian Hajj pilgrims.
He called for reminding Saudi Hajj Minister that Iranian pilgrims are in fact guests to the country and that they have to be treated the same way pilgrims from other countries are treated.
Religious figure noted that Iranian Hajj pilgrims have nothing to do with political issues saying, “Mistreatment of Iranian pilgrims would be a negative propaganda for Saudi Arabia when pilgrims return with a negative picture on how they were behaved.”
He also noted Saudi Hajj Minister that a respectful treatment of Iranian pilgrims would turn them into friends if Saudi Arabia is interested to have them so.
Top scholar warned those who have written a book and related that to be written by him and referred to the correspondents between Iranian top clerics and Saudi King as a token for friendly relations between Islamic Republic of Iran and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.