RIYADH — Switzerland will handle Saudi Arabia’s consular affairs in Iran and will facilitate Iranian pilgrims coming to the Kingdom, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Sunday.
“Switzerland offered to … handle the (consular) interests of Saudi Arabia in Iran, and we in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia appreciated that and accepted,” Adel Al-Jubeir told a joint news conference with his Swiss counterpart.
In early January, Saudi Arabia evacuated its staff after its embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad were attacked by Iranian protesters.
The UN Security Council strongly condemned the attacks.
Jubeir also said that there was no need for mediation in its rift with Iran. — SG