Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of delaying investigations into embassy attack

Saudi Arabia has said that Iranian authorities are persistently refusing to resume investigations into the attacks on the Kingdom’s embassy in Tehran and consulate in Mashhad in 2016.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, an official source at the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs added that Iranian authorities have also resorted to blackmail in order to gain diplomatic privileges inside the Kingdom despite the severing of diplomatic ties.

The source added that Iranian authorities have resorted to fraudulent tactics. “Iran, despite an initial approval, has denied a Saudi team entry into Iran as part of a team investigating the attacks on the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad. The Saudi team was delegated to work alongside Iranian authorities to inspect the two Saudi facilities and finalise the processes relating to them,” he said.

He added that such acts of procrastination reflect Iran’s behaviour and policies, its disrespect for international laws and conventions, and its violation of the inviolability of the diplomatic mission premises, which are, he said, tactics Iran had used for more than 38 years.

The official source went on to emphasise the fact that in light of the aforementioned particulars, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sees it vital to present these facts to international organisations and take all necessary measures in order to safeguard its diplomatic rights in line with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and relevant provisions of international law, added SPA.

Source » khaleejtimes

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