Date :Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 | Time : 09:13 |ID: 25316 | Print

Iran ‘regrets’ attacks on Saudi Arabian diplomatic missions

SHAFAQNA – Iran’s United Nations envoy Gholamali Khoshroo said in a letter to UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon that the Islamic Republic “will take necessary measures to prevent the occurrence of similar incidents in the future”.

Saudi Arabia severed ties with Iran on Sunday after protesters attacked the Saudi embassy in Tehran and consulate in Mashad. The violence stems from Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent opposition Shiite cleric over the weekend.

Mr Khoshroo said more than 40 protesters at the embassy have been arrested and handed over to judicial authorities and investigators are seeking other possible perpetrators.

In a letter circulated to all 193 UN member nations, Mr Khoshroo said Iran supports the Vienna conventions on the protection of diplomats and diplomatic property.

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