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Iran vows legal action against Saudi after hajj disaster

Iran on Saturday vowed to take international legal action against Saudi Arabia's rulers over the crush of Muslim pilgrims at this year's hajj, which killed at least 769 people, including 136 Iranians, and has led to an escalation of tensions between the regional archrivals.

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir later responded to Iran's criticism, telling reporters in New York that "I believe that the Iranians should know better than to play politics with a tragedy that has befallen people who were performing their most sacred religious duty, which is the pilgrimage."

The pilgrims suffocated or were trampled to death Thursday when two massive crowds...