Fewer fake Haj organizers this year

Updated 15 October 2015
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Fewer fake Haj organizers this year

JEDDAH: Minister for Haj Bandar Hajjar said that the electronic Haj service of the ministry successfully reduced the number of fake Haj organizers in operation in the Kingdom, and has also stopped the increase in prices of Haj packages.
The electronic services also cut down the time required by domestic pilgrims to complete all the necessary procedures for participating in Haj campaigns at reasonable prices.
“Pilgrims were previously wasting their time looking for Haj programs at fair prices. But the electronic services of the ministry have enabled these procedures to be completed much more easily,” Hajjar said during a speech at the third meeting of the Haj service companies.
Undersecretary of the Ministry for Haj Affairs Hussein Al-Sharif explained during the meeting that the electronic process of the online Haj services has raised awareness about various Haj campaigns among domestic pilgrims to show them the importance of the ministry’s activities to serve pilgrims.
The Haj minister discussed with the heads of the Haj service companies their achievements during the Haj season for this year, while also ordering three teams from the ministry to take technical notes of the electronic services, awareness issues and their relationship with other government agencies that also play a role in running the electronic services.


Saudi Arabia welcomes US decision on Iran oil sanction waivers

Updated 31 min 30 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia welcomes US decision on Iran oil sanction waivers

  • The Saudi minister said Iran uses state income to finance their dangerous policies
  • Saudi Arabia will work with other oil producing countries to stabilize international market

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has welcomed US Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo’s announcement that waivers on the sanctions on Iranian oil exports will be lifted, Saudi state agency SPA reported.

Saudi Arabia believes the US decision is a necessary step to pressure the Iranian government to stop jeopardizing peace and end their global support for terrorism, the Saudi Foreign Minister, Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, said.

The Iranian regime uses the country’s income to finance dangerous policies without any consideration for international law, the minster added.

International pressures on Iran must continue until it stops interfering in the domestic affairs of other countries, he stressed.

Saudi Arabia will continue their strict adherence to the policies, which aim to stabilize international markets, and will not produce oil beyond the balance, Al-Assaf said.

The Kingdom will cooperate with other oil producing countries to produce enough oil for consumers, he added.