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Leader: Hajj, opportunity for Islamic Ummah to express their viewpoints

Tehran, July 30, Hajj has the maximum potential on social affairs and it is an opportunity for the Islamic Ummah to express their opinions, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said here on Sunday.

'The problem of Al Aqsa Mosque is the issue of the day,' the Leader noted during his meeting held this morning in Tehran with a group of officials in charge of Hajj pilgrimage and a number of pilgrims as well.

The Zionists have become impudent and have given right to themselves illegitimately to be hard on the real owners of the Al Aqsa Mosque and pose obstacle to their ways, said the leader.

Hajj is the best venue for the Islamic Ummah to discuss Al Aqsa Mosque problem, Ayatollah Khamenei noted, stressing that Hajj is also the best chance for taking stance on the sinister presence of the US in the region.

The Zionist regime prohibited Palestinians from entering the al-Aqsa Mosque on two consecutive Fridays. The Zionists urged the Palestinian worshipers to go through electronic gates but they disobeyed the order.

Also in a clash between the Quds Occupying regime forces and the Palestinians happening in front of the Mosque, three Palestinians were martyred on July 14.

This news will be updated.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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