RIYADH, 4th January, 2016 (WAM) — The Majlis Al-Shura, Shura Consultative Council, of Saudi Arabia has condemned the attacks on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran and its Consulate in the city of Mashhad, and threats received by Saudi diplomats there from Iranian groups that stormed the two missions without a move from the Iranian security authorities to protect diplomats and Saudi diplomatic missions, in a clear violation of diplomatic norms and principles of international relations.

In a statement read by Deputy Speaker of the Council, Dr. Mohammed bin Amin Al-Jafri, during its 7th ordinary session held in Riyadh today, the Council condemned the hostile statements made by a number of Iranian regime officials against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and mobilisation of the information media of the Iranian regime against the Kingdom, reported the Saudi Press Agency, SPA.

The Shura Council supported the decision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to officially cut relations with Iran, after becoming impatient with Iran’s policies in support of terrorism, its interference in the internal affairs of countries in the region, seeking to destabilise their security and stability, the hostile statements by officials of the regime, and the lack of commitment to protect the headquarters of the Saudi Embassy in Tehran and its Consulate from the attacks, which came after the announcement of the execution of Sharia penalties against terrorists.

The Council also stressed its support for all measures taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, to protect the security of the Kingdom and the region.