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Saudi-Iran Spat Grows as Arms Intercept Follows Hajj Crush

  • Coalition says seizes Iran boat carrying weapons to Yemen
  • Khamenei continues attacks on Riyadh over pilgrimage tragedy
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The confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Iran escalated on Wednesday, as the kingdom said it foiled an Iranian arms shipment to Yemeni rebels and the Islamic Republic again hit out over last week’s fatal Hajj stampede in Mecca.

The Saudi-led military coalition said it seized an Iranian boat carrying weapons bound for Yemen. The boat was held in the Arabian Sea with a cargo that included anti-tank weapons as well as missile launchers, the coalition said in a statement. There was no comment from Iranian officials.