Saudi Arabia, under growing pressure to account for a crush that killed more than 700 people at the Hajj pilgrimage, on Friday suggested pilgrims failing to follow crowd control rules bore some blame for the worst disaster at the event for 25 years.
Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said "improper measures" and "mismanagement" by Saudi authorities caused Thursday`s deadly stampede at the annual hajj pilgrimage, and announced three days of mourning.
The head of the UN nuclear watchdog is to visit Tehran this week as a December deadline looms for completion of a long-running investigation into its past activities, Iran`s nuclear chief said late Monday.
China, the US and Iran on have reached broad consensus over the modification of Tehran's Arak nuclear reactor, one of the West's main concerns, according to a press release by a Chinese nuclear delegation.
The deal to curb Iran`s nuclear programme will bolster Tehran`s ability to fund global terrorism by providing the Islamic state with "billions of dollars" in sanctions relief, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Saturday.
President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday he opposes a parliamentary vote on the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers because terms of the agreement would turn into legal obligations if passed by lawmakers.
A film on the life of Prophet Mohammad is expected to break box office records in Shi`ite Muslim Iran after its release on Thursday, but some Sunni Muslim clerics in the Arab world are demanding that Tehran ban it.