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Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:57AM
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Iran has extended condolences to the Saudi government and nation on the passing of the country's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham condoled with Saudis on the monarch's demise, saying Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will, on behalf of the Tehran government, attend an official memorial service due to be held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also extended condolences to the Saudi government and people on the monarch’s demise.

King Abdullah died at the age of 90 on Friday and his 79-year-old half brother, Salman, succeeded him.

The king reportedly died at hospital, where he had been receiving medical treatment for several weeks.

King Abdullah, who was admitted to the King Abdulaziz Medical City in the capital Riyadh in late December, had been suffering from pneumonia and was reportedly breathing with the help of a tube.

The Saudi king’s death has raised concerns about the future of the oil-rich country in the face of anti-government demonstrations.

Salman was named Saudi crown prince in June 2012 after the death of Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz. Salman has recently represented King Abdullah at most public events because of the monarch's ailing health.

Salman bin Abdulaziz, the new king, will also serve as prime minister and defense minister in the Arab state.

But the 79-year-old is reportedly in poor health and is unlikely to rule for as long as his elder sibling.

 

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/01/23/394394/Iran-condoles-with-KSA-on-kings-demise

 

 

 

 

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But they are shias, extending condolences to a wahabi family?

wahabi country also has 8 million native shia population.

we are culturally islamically connected.

if obama can send greetings to iran while putting more sanctions on iran and finding ways to destroy iran and the entire Moslem world. then this is nothing the way u r tryin to show!

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we should distinguish between politic and religion. Iran and Shia while have dispute with Wahhabi country, they have to have good relation with Islamic country ( even with the name of Islam ) and be united against arrogant powers like America and Israel. when now most of the people in Iran are happy for his dying, Iran government has used a good tactic

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Nation/State and its Government/Leadership’s primary responsibility is to protect and safeguard its own National /Political/Social Interests, System of Government  and boundaries. Why is this a surprise ? Maybe Shia had unrealistic expectations, and confused it with Religious Leaderships of the Islamic seminaries at Najaf and Qum, their actions/decisions will have Global implications.

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All countries have diplomatic relations with Saudi government, otherwise their citizens will have trouble to go there for Hajj and Umrah.

What a lame excuse. If Iran doesn't extend condolences, that means their citzens won't go Hajj? Effectively, this whole thing won't change anything about the situation between Iran and Saudi Arabia...

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When did the Iran announce that they are the caretakers of ALL Shias in this world?

Only people who have a legitimate and Legal right to oppose or protest the decision of their government should be  the Iranians.

Shia are just letting off steam because they created this fantasy world.

Iran does what it can to support other non iranian issues. [They do not have an obligation, they are obligated to their citizens/nationals].

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