Iran summons Saudi envoy over teens’ harassment at Jeddah airport


Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Saudi chargé d’affaires in protest over the alleged sexual harassment of two teenage Iranian pilgrims by Jeddah airport officials.

In the absence of the Saudi ambassador to Iran, the country’s chargé d’affaires was summoned to the Foreign Ministry last week, Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan Ghashghavi was quoted as saying on Monday.

Ghashghavi also slammed the airport officials’ actions as a “heinous and inhumane crime.”

He added following the summoning, Saudi officials arrested the two suspects after carrying out investigations, and promised that appropriate measures would be adopted.

The airport officials reportedly separated the two Iranians from other members of their group, who were returning from their pilgrimage, and sexually assaulted them.

Emad Askarieh
Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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