Iranians protest against Saudi Arabia before hajj pilgrimage

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Thousands take to streets in Tehran amid tensions over last year’s fatal stampede

Thousands of Iranians have marched through the streets to protest against Saudi Arabia before the hajj, a sign of soured relations between the two countries after last year’s crush and stampede during the annual pilgrimage.

Iranians will not be taking part in this year’s hajj, required of all able-bodied Muslims once in their life, over tensions between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shia Iran, regional rivals divided over a host of issues.

Related: 2015 disaster looms large as Muslims descend on Saudi Arabia for hajj

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