Jordan summons Iran’s envoy over Saudi embassy attack
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 7
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Jordan's Foreign Ministry has summoned Iran's ambassador to express Amman's protest over attacks on the Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran.
"They expressed their protest over the attacks on Saudi embassy in Tehran and consulate in Mashhad on Jan. 3," ISNA news agency quoted Mojtaba Ferdosipour, Iranian ambassador, as saying Jan. 7.
Iranian diplomat also said Jordan's Foreign Ministry officials announced their stance regarding the recent developments in Tehran-Riyadh relations, but refrained from unveiling any further details.
Following execution of a prominent Shia cleric, Nimr al-Nimr by Saudis, angry Iranian protesters attacked Saudi embassy in Tehran and consulate in Mashhad. Right after the attacks on its diplomatic missions, the Saudi Arabia said it severed ties with the Islamic Republic.
Bahrain, Sudan, Djibouti, Kuwait and the UAE have also rallied to Saudi Arabia's side, breaking off or downgrading relations with Iran in recent days.
Ferdosipour said that downgrading Tehran-Amman relations was not discussed during his meeting with the Jordan Foreign Ministry's officials.