Iranian pilgrims decry Khamenei’s accusations against Saudi Arabia

A number of Iranian pilgrims, who came from other countries to perform Hajj, have denounced the Iranian leader Ali Khamenei’s false claims. (AP)

A number of Iranian pilgrims, who came from other countries to perform Hajj, have denounced the Iranian leader Ali Khamenei’s false claims and provocations against Saudi Arabia.

They were unanimous in their praise of the Kingdom’s efforts to provide maximum degree of safety and comfort to all the guests of Allah without any disparities.

“Every time I do Hajj I see new projects implemented by the government for the welfare of pilgrims,” said an Iranian pilgrim who has performed Hajj several times.

Abdul Salam Mohammed Ali, who is living outside Iran, told the Saudi Press Agency in an interview that the projects implemented for the comfort of pilgrims cannot be ignored.

Iranian pilgrim Ali Nadri, who lives in the United States, said he was quite happy to see the development projects in Makkah and the Holy Sites.

Nadri said the development projects stand as a living example of the Kingdom’s strenuous efforts aimed at ensuring the safety and comfort of the guests of Allah.

Diauddin Sadr Al-Ashrafi, an Iranian who was performing Hajj for the first time, said he was happy to be among the millions of pilgrims who came for Haj from various parts of the world.

“Saudi Arabia’s efforts to make Hajj a comfortable journey are enough to reply to the false accusations made against it by the Iranian government,” he said.

Ashrafi said the provocations by Khamenei against the Kingdom were aimed at creating chaos among the guests of Allah and damaging their pilgrimage.

Nasser Al-Balushi, who is performing Hajj for the first time, said he was impressed by the Kingdom’s consummate services being extended to pilgrims.

“These services are enough reply to the fabrications of the Iranian regime,” he said, expressing satisfaction over what he has seen and experienced.

Jamal Boukarim, an Iranian journalist who is living in Kurdistan, expressed thanks for the warm welcome and generous hospitality.

“The government of the King and the Saudi people are generous with every pilgrim from any part of the world,” he said.

Boukarim said the fabrications of the Iranian government against Saudi Arabia were a flagrant attempt to distract its people from their deteriorating economic conditions.

This article was first published by the Saudi Gazette on September 14, 2016.

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