Head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said that following Saudi Arabia's repeated failures before Iran, its decision to sever relations was a pre-planned move, IRNA reported.
'Te decision was made because of its heavy defeats in Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon,' Alaeddin Boroujerdi said at a meeting to mark martyrdom of an Iranian diplomat during annual Hajj rituals in Saudi Arabia last year.
The senior MP criticized angry protests before Saudi embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashad and said, 'We have been following wisdom and prudence in every field from beginning to now.'
Saying that Iran reserves the right to encounter Saudi Arabia in a stronger way, he added, 'In majority of the cases, our diplomacy should be based on wisdom.'
'The first damage which entering the Saudi embassy inflicted on our diplomacy was that it showed Iran is an unsafe country,' he said.