Saudi Arabia blocks Iran flight carrying pilgrims: SPA

April 9, 2015 8:09 AM

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DOHA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) said it blocked an Iranian flight carrying 260 pilgrims from Saudi airspace because it had not got prior clearance, Saudi's state news agency reported late in Wednesday.

The move follows heightened tension between the two countries as Saudi Arabia continues air strikes against the Iran-allied Houthis in Yemen. Iran's president called on Thursday for a halt to the military campaign.

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