Iran to spare no effort in arresting Saudi embassy attackers

TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) – Iranian UN ambassador in a letter to Ban Ki-moon has stressed Iran’s perpetual adherence to international conventions governing diplomatic and consular relations.

In a letter addressed to UN Secretary General on Monday, Gholamali Khoshroo while condemning Saudi Arabia’s provocative action in executing Sheikh Nimr, outlined the Islamic Republic’s measures to prevent any incident regarding the Saudi representatives in the two Iranian cities of Tehran and Mashhad.

The ambassador lamented the fact that despite the extensive efforts of the police, a number of protesters had managed to enter the embassy and inflict damage on the buildings, and added “the Islamic Republic of Iran with an emphasis on its obligations in compliance with the international regulations and relevant documents, especially the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, will spare no efforts in apprehending and prosecuting all those responsible for the incident.”

“Following the incident, President Hassan Rouhani issued the required instructions to concerned authorities including the Ministry of Interior, and urged them to expedite pursuing the issue and the prosecution process of the perpetrators,” said Khoshroo in the letter.

He added that Iran's Judiciary head has also put on agenda to follow up on the issue as quickly and painstakingly as possible.

Iran will implement necessary actions to prevent the occurrence of similar incidents in the future, Khoshroo stressed.

The Iranian ambassador has called for the letter to be recorded and published as a document of the United Nations General Assembly.

 

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