Issue 390 - 24 Jul 1990
The war of words between Iran and Saudi Arabia has taken on a particularly nasty tone in the aftermath of the death of more than 1,400 pilgrims in a tunnel near Makkah earlier this month. Spokesmen in Tehran have threatened to take Saudi Arabia before an international court (though what court and who would prosecute is unclear). accusing the kingdom of being incapable of administering the holy places. Saudi Arabia has responded by accusing Tehran of gloating over an unavoidable tragedy so shortly after the catastrophic earthquake in northern Iran.

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