Jan 3, 2016, 1:48 AM
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Iran stresses maintaining security of Saudi diplomats, buildings

Tehran, Jan 3, IRNA – Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari underlined the need for maintaining the security of Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic places and sites in Tehran and Mashhad.

“The foreign ministry by realizing the sentiments of the Muslim Iranians, calls for preventing any gathering in front of Saudi diplomatic building in Iran,” Jaber Ansari said.

The foreign ministry spokesman renewed Iran’s condemnation of execution of religious scholar Sheikh Nimr Baqr al-Nimr, but meantime said that security of Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic places should be maintained.

“The diplomatic police is responsible for confronting any aggression against the diplomatic sites of Saudi Arabia and it will act according to its inherent duties to maintain the public order and restoring security to such places,” Jaber Ansari added.