Saudi Arabia denies Iranian claims regarding storming its embassy in Tehran

Smoke rises from Saudi Arabia’s embassy during a demonstration in Tehran January 2, 2016.

:: An official source in the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied claims made by the official spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry concerning completing investigations about the storming of the Saudi embassy in Tehran and its consulate general in Mashhad.

The source explained that the Iranian authorities stalled since communications were made to send a Saudi team to the Iranian territory from 25 to 29 December 2016 to review the results of the investigations, reported the Saudi Press Agency.

According to the source, four months later, the Iranian side requested a new date for the visit of the Saudi team and it was reset for July 3rd, 2017.

The Iranian side confirmed the date but didn’t issue approval to land the Saudi aircraft till August 1st, 2017 in an official memo, following the issuance of a statement by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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