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62,000 hajj visas issued for Iranians

Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims pray outside Namira Mosque in Arafat, during hajj. (AP)

The Iranian Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization said that 62,000 hajj visas have been issued by Saudi Arabia until Sunday, August 6.

The director of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization, Humaid Mohammadi, told an Iranian news agency that 62,000 trips have carried more than 16,000 pilgrims to Medina. Furthermore, he said, trips for Iranian pilgrims will be directed to Jeddah from Medina starting Thursday.

Iranian pilgrims started arriving for hajj since July 30 and will continue until August 25.
 

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Last Update: Monday, 7 August 2017 KSA 15:51 - GMT 12:51
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