Saudi, Iran agree to repatriate dead pilgrims: state media

Iranian women demonstrate outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran on September 27, 2015Saudi and Iranian health ministers have agreed to repatriate Iranian pilgrims killed in last week’s Hajj stampede, Saudi state media said, after Tehran threatened a “fierce” response over delays. Tehran has accused Saudi of hindering its efforts to bring home the bodies of at least 239 Iranians who died in last week’s tragedy near the Muslim holy city of Mecca. Another 241 people, including senior Iranian diplomat and former ambassador to Lebanon, are among the Iranians still listed as missing six days after the deadly crush.

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