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More than a War of Words: Iran, Saudi feud escalates ahead of Mecca pilgrimage (part 2)

Pilgrims are arriving in Mecca for Friday's opening of the Hajj and for two million Muslims, it's the journey of a lifetime. However the Iranians will be noticeably absent from the holy city. It's all in the context of last year's crush on the outskirts of Mecca which killed more than 2,000 worshippers, including 400 Iranians. What are the dangers of the current war of words between the two countries? And how to tone down differences between the Saudis and the Iranians?

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Click here to watch part one. 

Produced by Daniel BARNEY, François WIBAUX and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

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