Iran: Riyadh to suffer from severing ties with Iran
Tehran, Iran, Jan. 5
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Riyadh will suffer from severing ties with Iran, said the Iranian government's spokesman, Mohammad Bagher Nobakht.
He made the remarks at a press conference in Tehran Jan. 5, Trend's correspondent reported from the event.
"Saudi Arabia was naive to tread in the footsteps of greater countries who have previously tried cutting relations with Iran," Nobakht said.
He went on to say that Iran is looking forward to comprehensive ties with the world, and there will be no place for Saudi Arabia to occupy a big place in Iran's plans for national development.
Nobakht condemned Saudi Arabia's cutting ties with Iran, but also blasted protestors for attacking the Saudi embassy in Tehran.
He said the protestors act is suspicious and needs investigation to see who is behind it, aiming to harm Iran's interests.
Saudi Arabia announced Saturday it had executed 47 men on terrorism charges, including al-Nimr, an outspoken critic of Riyadh authorities, and several alleged al-Qaeda members.
On Saturday, demonstrators in Iran protesting the execution of the prominent Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr by Riyadh, attacked the Saudi embassy in the capital Tehran and the consulate in the city of Mashhad.
Saudi Arabia broke off diplomatic ties with Iran on Sunday after its embassy was ransacked and set alight.
The UN Security Council has strongly condemned an attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran by protesters angered by the execution of a Nimr al-Nimr.