Yemen’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned on Wednesday Saudi Arabia’s decision over banning Muslim pilgrimagers outside the kingdom to perform the last pillar of Islam of 1441.
The ministry confirmed in a statement to Saba that this decision is a violation of the right of Muslims to perform the rituals of Hajj, and reveals the seriousness of unilateral decision-making in running the holy places.
It noted that such a dangerous decision should have been taken in consultation with all Islamic countries, as this is not a purely Saudi affair or the exclusive domain of one country but includes all countries and components of the Islamic nation as a whole.
The Ministry’s statement pointed out that whatever the justifications, it could not explain a unilateral decision at this level, especially since it was possible to think of a policy that reconciles the precautions raised with the continuing relationship of Muslims to visit their holy places.
The statement expressed its regret for this arrogance of the rights of Muslims as clearly that the Saudi regime consistent with the wishes and aspirations of the Zionists to disrupt the Hajj.
It called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to take a firm stand against this dangerous and unprecedented decision and to put an end to repeated violations against pilgrims of the Holy House of Allah.