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Iran Suspends Pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia

Iranian officials said Monday they will stop sending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for the minor Islamic pilgrimage, Umra, after allegations that Saudi authorities mistreated two Iranian pilgrims last month at Jeddah airport. The decision comes amid growing regional tensions between the two countries that back opposing sides in Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Lebanon. Iranian Culture Minister Ali Jannati told Iranian TV that Riyadh must punish border guards who allegedly assaulted Iranian pilgrims last...

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