Iran’s Interests Section office to be opened in Jeddah: FM Spokesman

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News ID: 14947
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 19:17 - 30 October 2017
TEHRAN, October 30 - Iran’s Interests Section office would be established in Jeddah, said Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi.

Iran’s Interests Section office to be opened in Jeddah: FM SpokesmanTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - He said that Switzerland will represent Iranian interests in Saudi Arabia.

“Our Interests Section office will be opened in Jeddah in future,” he added.

“The time of establishing this bureau and attaching Iranian diplomats to Jeddah is still unclear. No exact date has been specified yet.”

Relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia first soured after a deadly human crush during Hajj rituals in Mina, near Mecca, in September 2015, when hundreds of Iranian pilgrims among others lost their lives.

Tensions between the two countries further escalated when the kingdom executed a prominent Shia cleric in January 2016.

Riyadh cut off ties with Tehran in January 2016 following protests in front of its diplomatic premises in the cities of Tehran and Mashhad against the execution



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