Riyadh Censured

Riyadh CensuredRiyadh Censured

Iran reiterated that the Saudi government is responsible for the recent crane crash incident in the holy city of Mecca that claimed the lives of over 100 pilgrims, including 11 Iranians.

Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Friday criticized the negligence on the part of Saudi authorities and their failure to ensure the required protection for pilgrims, Press TV reported.

Amir Abdollahian also announced the bodies of seven Iranian pilgrims were to be transferred to the country later in the day.

He said Iran will continue to send pilgrims to Saudi Arabia on Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) only if their safety and security is guaranteed.