By Segun Ojumu

Saudi Arabia says Iran will have to shoulder the responsibility of conveying the corpses of
its pilgrims who died during a stampede while observing this year's Hajj.

In a Statement by the Embassy in Abuja on Friday, the government said following a request by the Iranian government it made a plane available for the return of dead Iranian pilgrims.

It added however Iran was yet to respond to Its gesture.

Iran lost over four hundred pilgrims in the stampede last week. President of Iran Hassan Rouhani had severely criticized the Saudi government in the wake of the stampede in which
Over fifty Nigerians also died.