Raheb Homavandi / Reuters - Mourners in Tehran attend the October 4 funeral of victims killed in Saudi Arabia during a stampede at the hajj pilgrimage last month.

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The Hajj tragedy sparks a firestorm for the Saudi crown prince and new frictions with Iran

October 4, 2015, Bruce Riedel

The tragedy at the Hajj in Mecca has become a virulent political controversy for Saudi Arabia, especially with its Iranian nemesis. Bruce Riedel examines the escalating frictions between Riyadh and Tehran, and the implications of the stampede for one of the Kingdom's most influential political actors, Crown Prince and Minister of the Interior Muhammad bin Nayef.

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