Saudi, Iran agree to repatriate pilgrims that are dead

Saudi, Iran agree to repatriate pilgrims that are dead


Tehran has accused of hindering its attempts to bring home the bodies of at least 239 Iranians who perished in the disaster of last week close to the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi.

Another 241 individuals, including former ambassador to Lebanon and senior Iranian diplomat, are among the Iranians still recorded as missing following the fatal crush.

“The two parties have concurred on the repatriation of the bodies of identified dead Iranians when you possibly can,” Saudi’s SPA state news agency reported early Thursday following discussions between the competitors in Jeddah.

Both sides will also “keep contacts to recognize the remainder and look following the injured,” SPA added underneath the deal struck between Saudi health minister Khaled al-Falih and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Hashemi.

Tehran promised that Saudi authorities have neglected to issue visas for Iranian officials who sought to travel to the kingdom to ease the repatriation of the injured as well as the dead.

Both regional competitions were in Yemen, which lies on the southern flank of Saudi Arabia. That prompted Riyadh to form a coalition of Arab states to fight the Huthis.

“They should understand the smallest disrespect towards thousands of Iranian pilgrims in Mecca and Medina rather than meeting their duty to transfer sacred bodies will have Iran’s tough and ferocious reaction.”