UN envoy: Iran doing best to arrest attackers of Saudi Embassy

Iran’s UN ambassador has expressed regret that some protesters entered the Saudi Embassy building in Tehran and caused some damage to it despite efforts by the law enforcement forces to prevent them from doing so.

Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Gholam Ali Khoshroo in a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined Iran’s efforts to arrest the attackers of the Saudi Embassy in Tehran.

‘The Islamic Republic of Iran reiterates its commitment to compliance with the relevant international law and documents, especially the Vienna Convention of 1963 on Consular Relations and Vienna Convention of 1961 on Diplomatic Relations, and it will do its best to arrest all the perpetrators of the incident and prosecute them,’ Khoshroo said in his letter.

He also expressed regret that some protesters entered the Saudi Embassy building and caused some damage to it despite widespread efforts by the law enforcement forces to prevent them from doing so.

The Iranian ambassador, meantime, condemned Saudi Arabia’s provocative measure by executing prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr.

He wrote that after the recent incidents, President Hassan Rouhani issued the necessary orders to the relevant bodies, including the Interior Ministry to expedite the follow-up of the issue and bring to justice the perpetrators of the crime.

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