Iran leader threatens 'fierce' reaction if Saudi does not return Hajj dead

Khamenei also calls on Muslim countries to investigate the deadly crush that killed over 769 people

Afp September 30, 2015
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. PHOTO: AFP

TEHRAN: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei threatened a "fierce" reaction on Wednesday if Saudi Arabia does not quickly repatriate victims of last week's Hajj stampede.

"Saudi officials are failing to do their duties," Khamenei said in a speech to graduating navy officers following delays in the return of more than 200 Iranian bodies. "If Iran wants to react... our response will be fierce."

Read: Iran protests Saudi delay in repatriating Hajj dead

Khamenei also called on Muslim countries to investigate the deadly crush last Thursday that killed 769 people, including at least 239 Iranians.

"Representatives from Iran and the Islamic world should go to Saudi Arabia and investigate the cause of the Hajj incident," Khamenei was quoted as saying by Fars news agency.


Ammar | 7 years ago | Reply Bravo Rahbar!. The bodies should be brought back to where it belongs. Soudies are afraid to send back the bodies because they know that if they send back the bodies to the countries, the actual number of deaths will be clear (which is way more then 1200). and that is something they dont want. They have been lying about this tragic event though the very beginning!
ahmad | 7 years ago | Reply is this really news? Iranians have nothing else to do just threaten everyone around them? Agree with george
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