The Hajj and Iran’s Foreign Policy towards Saudi Arabia

  title={The Hajj and Iran’s Foreign Policy towards Saudi Arabia},
  author={Reza Ekhtiari Amiri and Ku Hasnita Ku Samsu and Hassan Gholipour Fereidouni},
  journal={Journal of Asian and African Studies},
  pages={678 - 690}
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