Iran to summon Saudi Arabian ambassador: FM spokesman
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Hassan Qashqavi said Monday that Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Tehran will soon be summoned to Iran's Foreign Ministry, the satellite Press TV reported.
"Due to Saudi police's misbehavior with Iranian pilgrims, the country's ambassador to Tehran will soon be summoned to Iran's Foreign Ministry," Qashqavi said at his weekly press conference, reported Xinhua.
"The order was issued by Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki last night following the report of the supreme leader's representative for Hajj affairs Mohammad Mohammadi Reishahri about the misconduct," he was quoted as saying by Press TV.
Iran's protest to Saudi Arabia came after the Saudi customs officials urged Iranian pilgrims to be fingerprinted amid concerns that Iran is raising anti-U.S. and anti-Israel sentiments among Muslim pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia's police recently fingerprinted Iranian female Hajj pilgrims. In 2007, Saudi police scanned Iranian pilgrims' passports and other documents and fingerprinted them at Jeddah International Airport.