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Saudi minister in talks with Iran team over Hajj

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A Saudi minister held talks with an Iranian delegation about the possibility of Iranian pilgrims rejoining the annual Hajj, the Saudi Press Agency reported late Thursday.

The kingdom’s minister in charge of pilgrimages, Mohammed Bentin, discussed with the Iranians arrangements concerning participation of the Iranian faithful in this year's Hajj, in a meeting that took place on Thursday in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.

SPA said the talks occurred in the context of meetings organized by the pilgrimage ministry with various countries about accommodation and other logistics for the Hajj, which will take place around early September.