MANAMA, 3rd January, 2016 (WAM) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain has “strongly condemned” the two terrorist attacks on the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Tehran and its Consulate in Mashhad in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Bahrain News Agency, BNA, quoted the ministry’s statement as reiterating that, “These demagogic and barbarian acts represent flagrant violation of the international convictions and norms, and the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 which all safeguard the security and protection of Diplomatic Missions.”

“The Kingdom of Bahrain urges the Islamic Republic of Iran to resume its full responsibilities and secure the required protection for the Diplomatic Premises and their staff, as well as taking deterrence legal measures against rioters.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs highly appreciated the efforts exerted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in order to consolidate peace and stability at regional and international levels and its high international esteem for its constructive initiatives.

“The Kingdom of Bahrain reaffirmed its unequivocal support for all measures to be taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to thwart any threat to the regional or international security.

“It also reiterated its solidarity with Saudi Arabia in all actions taken to strengthen the safety and security of the Saudi people and ultimately eliminate any threat to their peace or achievements by fermenting and inciting division among Saudi citizens.”

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