Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir looks on during a ministerial meeting regarding ISIS in Rome, Italy, Feb. 2, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Iranian pilgrims are still welcome to visit Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia despite increased tensions between the two countries, Riyadh's foreign minister said Thursday.In January, protesters burned Riyadh's embassy in Tehran and a consulate in Iran's second city of Mashhad to protest the Saudi execution of a prominent cleric from the minority Shiite community.A stampede during the hajj last September that killed about 2,300 foreign pilgrims, including hundreds of Iranians, added to tensions.
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