Friday, September 23, 2005

Iran News - Iran's pilgrimage rights discussed with Saudi

Iran News - Iran's pilgrimage rights discussed with Saudi: "Iran's pilgrimage rights discussed with Saudi

Friday, September 23, 2005 - ©2005

LONDON, September 23 (IranMania) - Saudi Arabia?s King Abdullah has pledged to facilitate the visit of Iranian pilgrims, especially women, to Baqi Cemetery in Medina.

Head of State Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani also told IRNA that during bilateral talks, King Abdullah revealed that he is opposed to discrimination of any sort against pilgrims and will try to get rid of possible inequities, provided that it causes no problems with security and the rule of law.

?King Abdullah has a favorable view with regard to Shiites,? he said.

Rafsanjani added that the recent policy tactics of the 'Zionist regime' for expanding diplomatic relations with the West was among main issues discussed in meetings with the top Saudi authorities, during which the two sides expressed concern about movements that harm Muslim unity and undermine the status of Muslim world."


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