VIDEO: Iran's embassy reopens in Saudi Arabia for first time in 7 years - GulfToday

VIDEO: Iran's embassy reopens in Saudi Arabia for first time in 7 years


Saudi and Iranian officials attend the official reopening ceremony of Tehran's embassy in Riyadh.

Gulf Today Report

Iran officially reopened its embassy in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Tuesday.

Saudi media revealed that the Iranian embassy in Saudi Arabia has reopened its doors for the first time in seven years, according to an agreement that provides for the restoration of relations with Riyadh.

A ceremony was held inside the embassy's compound with dozens of diplomats and officials attending the reopening of the diplomatic mission for the first time in seven years.

"We consider today an important day in the relations between Islamic Republic of Iran and Saudi Arabia," Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs Alireza Bikdeli said.

"The region will move InshaAllah (God willing) towards greater cooperation and convergence to achieve stability, prosperity and progress," Bikdeli said in a speech during the ceremony.

The reports confirmed that "the heavy gates of the Iranian embassy compound in Riyadh were open, while a team was inspecting its buildings, and a white truck was seen arriving at the gate," noting that this came hours after the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that a technical delegation had arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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