Iranian pilgrim released after 80-day detention in KSA over image
Al Mayadeen's correspondent reports that the Iranian pilgrim Khalil Dardmand arrived in Iran after 80-day detention in Saudi Arabia over displaying Qassem Soleimani's picture near the Kaaba.
Al Mayadeen correspondent in Tehran reported on Wednesday that the Iranian pilgrim Khalil Dardmand, who was detained in Saudi Arabia after he displayed the picture of martyr Qassem Soleimani, arrived in Iran after an 80-day detention in Saudi Arabia.
The representative of Iran's Supreme Leader in Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization, Sayyed Ali Khamenei, has received Dardmand, according to our correspondent.
The Foreign Ministers of Iraq and the Sultanate of Oman informed the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Sunday of the release of the Iranian pilgrim.
In a telephone conversation with his Omani counterpart last Friday evening, the Iranian FM expressed his gratitude for the efforts of the foreign ministers of Iraq and the Sultanate of Oman in following up on the issue of the release of the Iranian pilgrim detained in Saudi Arabia, expressing his hope that he will return to Iran soon.
The Iranian Fars news agency reported that the Saudi security forces arrested the Iranian pilgrim Khalil Dardmand when he tried to take a picture of his phone displaying the photo of the commander of the Quds Force, martyr Qassem Soleimani, near the Kaaba.
Given the severance of diplomatic relations between Tehran and Riyadh, Iran's diplomatic and judicial efforts to release Dardmand continued through mediating countries.