Iran says tests will show cause of diplomat's death in Saudi

The Iranian honour guard carries the coffin of Iran's former ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi, who was killed in Saudi Arabia, during a repatriation ceremony at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport on November 27, 2015Iran will conduct medical tests to establish if a high-ranking diplomat died of suffocation at this year’s hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, following widely contrasting accounts about his demise. Suspicion has surrounded the case of Ghazanfar Roknabadi, 49, a former ambassador to Lebanon, with senior officials suggesting as late as two weeks ago that he was alive and being held hostage.

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