Iran suspends Saudi pilgrimage flights over sexual assault allegations

April 13, 2015 9:29 AM

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has suspended flights to Saudi Arabia for the year-round Umrah Islamic pilgrimage over allegations that Saudi security officers sexually assaulted two Iranian boys, Culture Minister Ali Jannati said on Monday.

The move is likely to deepen tensions between the two regional powers, who are at odds over the war in Yemen.

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