State television in Iran says Islamic Republic suspends hajj trips to Saudi Arabia amid spat

April 13, 2015 8:55 AM

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State television in Iran says Islamic Republic suspends hajj trips to Saudi Arabia amid spat

A group of Iranian protesters chant slogans in front of the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Defying a government ban, hundreds of Iranians protested over two male Iranian pilgrims who alleged abuse after Saudi officers at Jeddah's international airport searched them. Demonstrators shouted: "Shame on you!" and "Death to House of Saud!" in reference to the Saudi ruling family. Details of the abuse have not been made public though Iran formally has called for the Saudi officers to be punished. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) (The Associated Press)

Iranian protesters chant slogans in front of the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Defying a government ban, hundreds of Iranians protested over two male Iranian pilgrims who alleged abuse after Saudi officers at Jeddah's international airport searched them. Demonstrators shou...

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