Khamenei warns “fierce” reaction if Saudis don’t return Iranian hajj dead

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei threatened a "fierce" reaction Wednesday if Saudi Arabia does not quickly repatriate victims of last week's hajj stampede. He spoke amid rising tensions with Riyadh over delays in repatriating at least 239 bodies of Iranian victims. Tehran fears that 241 of its missing nationals may be among the many bodies not yet identified, and has demanded a fact-finding committee of Islamic countries to investigate the causes of the stampede


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