8 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –
An official delegation from the Government of Saudi Arabia arrived in Tehran this Saturday to finalize the agreement reached in Beijing for the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Specifically, the objective is to reopen the embassies in Riyadh and Tehran and the Saudi consulate in Mashhad, explained the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement collected by the Al Arabiya chain.
Tehran and Riyadh severed diplomatic relations in 2016 following an attack on Saudi missions in Iran by protesters calling for a halt to the execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr.
Likewise, both regional powers are indirectly involved through the war in Yemen, where Riyadh supports the Yemeni government while Tehran does the same with the Huthi insurgency.