Iran blames Saudi over Hajj

7 Days in Dubai - - GLOBAL NEWS -

Iran’s top leader is ac­cus­ing Saudi Ara­bia of caus­ing the death of in­jured pil­grims in last year’s Hajj stam­pede. The web­site of Supreme Leader Ay­a­tol­lah Ali Khamenei quoted him yes­ter­day as say­ing: “The ruth­less and crim­i­nal Saudi men locked half-alive in­jured peo­ple up along with the dead in tightly closed con­tain­ers and mar­tyred them.” The stam­pede killed at least 2,426 peo­ple, ac­cord­ing to a count by AP news wire. Tehran has said 464 of the dead were Ira­nian.

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