Iran Bans All Products From Saudi Arabia | Prohibits ‘Umrah Pilgrimage’ Till Further Notice

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As tensions between the two countries erupt this week into a full-blown diplomatic crisis, Iran has on Thursday, January 7, banned all products from Saudi Arabia with immediate effect.

Bahraini women carried pictures of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, the Saudi Shiite cleric executed by Saudi Arabia, during a protest near the capital, Manama, on Sunday. Credit Mohammed Al-Shaikh/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Shiite-dominated Iran made this known following Saudi’s (main Sunni power) cutting off of diplomatic ties.

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“The cabinet has banned the entry of all Saudi products and products from Saudi Arabia,” the government said in a statement issued on Thursday, January 7.

The government also noted that a ban on Iranians travelling to the Saudi holy city of Mecca for the umrah pilgrimage was also in place “until further notice”.

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The decision was made in a cabinet meeting chaired by President Hassan Rohani.



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