Evil Saudi royals don’t deserve to manage holy sites: Ayatollah Khamenei

Khamenei was meeting with the families of victims of a deadly stampede during last year's hajj pilgrimage.

By: AFP | Tehran | Updated: September 7, 2016 4:31 pm
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Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on September 7 said that the “cursed, evil” Saudi ruling family did not deserve to manage Islam’s holiest sites.

Meeting with the families of victims of a deadly stampede during last year’s hajj pilgrimage, Khamenei said: “The Saudis’ failure and incompetence in this incident proves once again that this cursed, evil family does not deserve to be in charge and manage the holy sites.”