An Iranian delegation held 4 days of talks in Saudi Arabia final month aimed toward thrashing out a deal however with Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran closed since January and Iranian flights to the dominion halted they hit impasse.
“The preparations haven’t been put collectively and it’s now too late,” Ali Jannati informed the official IRNA information company. “The sabotage is coming from the Saudis.”
“Their angle was chilly and inappropriate. They didn’t settle for our proposals in regards to the issuing of visas or the transport and safety of the pilgrims.”
“Saudi officers say our pilgrims should journey to a different nation to make their visa purposes.”
Iran has been insisting that Saudi Arabia subject visas by way of the Swiss embassy in Tehran, which has taken care of Saudi pursuits since Riyadh broke off ties in January following the ransacking of its diplomatic missions by protesters after it executed a number one Shia cleric.
One other contentious subject has been safety, after an enormous stampede finally 12 months’s Hajj killed greater than 2,000 international pilgrims, together with 464 Iranians.
Jannati’s ministry of tradition and Islamic steerage oversees Iran’s Hajj organisation which held the abortive negotiations in Saudi Arabia.
Shia Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia are at odds over a raft of regional points, notably the conflicts in Syria and Yemen during which they assist opposing sides.