The Hajj and Iran’s Foreign Policy towards Saudi Arabia

  title={The Hajj and Iran’s Foreign Policy towards Saudi Arabia},
  author={R. Amiri and K. Samsu and Hassan Gholipour Fereidouni},
  journal={Journal of Asian and African Studies},
  pages={678 - 690}
  • R. Amiri, K. Samsu, Hassan Gholipour Fereidouni
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Asian and African Studies
  • The Hajj has always been affected either directly or indirectly by Iranian foreign policy. This article attempts to examine the impact of the Iranian Islamic regime’s foreign policy, specifically with regard to Iranian–Saudi interaction on the Hajj, from its establishment in 1979 until 2010. Given the ideological approach dominating Iran’s foreign policy, this article will illustrate how the relationship of Iran and Saudi Arabia has been especially frictive during the Hajj. However, with Iran… CONTINUE READING


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