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And Iran Has Banned Its Citizens from Making hajj to Mecca

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Iran has announced plans to bar Iranian citizens from making a hajj to the Saudi Arabian cities of Mecca and Medina.

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According to report, around 600,000 Iranians make annual pilgrimages to Mecca and Medina every year, and Saudi Arabia makes billions from religious tourism. After Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Iran following an attack on the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran, tension has spontaneously grown between longstanding rivals in the region.

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Iran has previously too banned its citizens from traveling to Mecca.