Iranian Ambassador given 24 Hours to Leave Riyadh

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Monday, 04 January 2016 09:25

RIYADH: In retaliation to Iranians setting fire to Saudi Embassies in Iran, Iranian ambassador in Riyadh has been asked to leave the country within 24 hours, local media reported.

Iranians on Sunday stormed and set fire to the Saudi embassy in Tehran and Mashhad over the execution of prominent Shia leader Nimr Baqir al-Nimr by Saudi Regime.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Sunday ordered Iran’s Ambassador in Riyadh Hussein Sadiqi to leave the country within 24 hours.


On Saturday, Saudi Arabia executed 47 people – most of them were convicted of al Qaeda attacks in Saudi Arabia a decade ago. But four – including Nimr – were Shia Muslims accused of shooting policemen during anti-government protests in recent years.

Protesters set ablaze Saudi embassy in Tehran.

Protesters set ablaze Saudi embassy in Tehran.

Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned the execution of Nimr by Saudi Arabia. “While the Saudi government supports extremist groups, it cracks down on and executes its dissidents,” spokesperson Hossein Jaber Ansari said.

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