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Iranians protest outside Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran over haj crush deaths

Demonstrations come four days after some Iranian pilgrims were killed in a stampede near Makkah. In a growing war of words between the regional rivals, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demanded Saudi Arabia apologise for a stampede that killed 769 pilgrims at the haj

Iranians protest outside Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran over haj crush deaths
Iranian protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against Saudi Arabia outside its embassy in Tehran on September 27, 2015, four days after some Iranian pilgrims were killed in a stampede at the hajj. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demanded Saudi Arabia apologise for a stampede that killed 769 pilgrims at the hajj, as a war of words escalated between the regional rivals. At least 144 Iranians died in the crush -- the highest confirmed toll among foreign nationalities. Tehran says 323 Iranians are missing. (AFP/Getty Images)
Iranians protest outside Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran over haj crush deaths
Iranian protesters hold a banner during a demonstration against Saudi Arabia outside its embassy in Tehran on September 27, 2015, four days after some Iranian pilgrims were killed in a stampede at the hajj. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demanded Saudi Arabia apologise for a stampede that killed 769 pilgrims at the hajj, as a war of words escalated between the regional rivals. At least 144 Iranians died in the crush -- the highest confirmed toll among foreign nationalities. Tehran says 323 Iranians are missing. (AFP/Getty Images)
Iranians protest outside Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran over haj crush deaths
An Iranian protester throws watermelon during a demonstration against Saudi Arabia outside its embassy in Tehran on September 27, 2015, four days after some Iranian pilgrims were killed in a stampede at the hajj. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demanded Saudi Arabia apologise for a stampede that killed 769 pilgrims at the hajj, as a war of words escalated between the regional rivals. At least 144 Iranians died in the crush -- the highest confirmed toll among foreign nationalities. Tehran says 323 Iranians are missing. (AFP/Getty Images)
Iranians protest outside Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran over haj crush deaths
Iranian protesters throw watermelon during a demonstration against Saudi Arabia outside its embassy in Tehran on September 27, 2015, four days after some Iranian pilgrims were killed in a stampede at the hajj. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demanded Saudi Arabia apologise for a stampede that killed 769 pilgrims at the hajj, as a war of words escalated between the regional rivals. At least 144 Iranians died in the crush -- the highest confirmed toll among foreign nationalities. Tehran says 323 Iranians are missing. (AFP/Getty Images)
Iranians protest outside Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran over haj crush deaths
An Iranian protester throws a tomato during a demonstration against Saudi Arabia outside its embassy in Tehran on September 27, 2015, four days after some Iranian pilgrims were killed in a stampede at the hajj. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demanded Saudi Arabia apologise for a stampede that killed 769 pilgrims at the hajj, as a war of words escalated between the regional rivals. At least 144 Iranians died in the crush -- the highest confirmed toll among foreign nationalities. Tehran says 323 Iranians are missing. (AFP/Getty Images)
Iranians protest outside Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran over haj crush deaths
Iranian women shout slogans in front of policemen during a demonstration against Saudi Arabia outside its embassy in Tehran on September 27, 2015, four days after some Iranian pilgrims were killed in a stampede at the hajj. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demanded Saudi Arabia apologise for a stampede that killed 769 pilgrims at the hajj, as a war of words escalated between the regional rivals. At least 144 Iranians died in the crush -- the highest confirmed toll among foreign nationalities. Tehran says 323 Iranians are missing. (AFP/Getty Images)
Iranians protest outside Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran over haj crush deaths
Iranian protesters shout slogans in front of policemen during a demonstration against Saudi Arabia outside its embassy in Tehran on September 27, 2015, four days after some Iranian pilgrims were killed in a stampede at the hajj. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demanded Saudi Arabia apologise for a stampede that killed 769 pilgrims at the hajj, as a war of words escalated between the regional rivals. At least 144 Iranians died in the crush -- the highest confirmed toll among foreign nationalities. Tehran says 323 Iranians are missing. (AFP/Getty Images)