Iran FM calls attacking on Saudi Embassy “historic betrayal”
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 5
By Emil Ilgar – Trend:
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohhamad Javad Zarif called the attack on Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Tehran in 2016 a “historic betrayal”, ISNA reported.
He was talking about 2016 incident, when some hardliners attacked the Saudi embassy in Tehran and consulate in Mashhad.
He said that before the attack, Foreign Ministry and the Supreme National Security Council came to conclusion that a possible attack would lead to new iniquities from Riyadh against Iran.
Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic relations with Iran after protesters stormed the Kingdom’s embassy in Tehran and consulate in Mashhad on January 2, 2016 in response to Riyadh's execution of Saudi Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr.
Bahram Qasemi, the spokesperson of the Iranian Foreign Ministry said January 2017 that Iran is ready to resume ties with Saudi Arabia if Riyadh makes a serious change in its behavior.
“Our policy is not abandoning diplomatic ties with Saudi Arabia forever,” Qasemi said at a press conference in Tehran on Jan. 23 while commenting about the future of the two regional countries’ relations.