Iran Promises Legal Action Against Saudi Arabia Over Hajj Disaster
Iran has promised to take international legal action against the rulers of Saudi Arabia over the deadly Hajj stampede and the disaster it caused, as tension between the two countries continues to grow.
About 769 people, including 136 Iranians, were killed in the worst disaster to occur during the annual pilgrimage in a quarter of a century. There has been a strong backlash from the Kingdom after Iran’s demand for an apology.
Iran’s State Prosecutor Sayed Ibrahim Raisi claims that under international law, this incident is absolutely subject to prosecution and Saudi Arabia must be responsive. Iran plans to pursue the trial of Al-Saud for the crime they have committed against the Hajj pilgrims through international courts and organisations.