Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel al-Jubayr has announced that represent the interests of his country and diplomatic service in Iran will Switzerland, and therefore, Iranian pilgrims can continue to visit the Kingdom.
This is reported in the Sunday, February 14, foreign media reports referring to news Agency AP.
Recall that Riyadh broke diplomatic relations with Tehran in January this year, when the Gulf crisis erupted, triggered by the execution of a Shiite theologian Nimr al-Nimr who is a citizen of Saudi Arabia. During protests against the execution of Iranian protesters attacked the Saudi Embassy in Tehran and a Consulate in Mashhad.
In response, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Somalia, Comoros and Djibouti broke off diplomatic relations with Iran. The UAE has lowered the level of contact, Qatar and Kuwait recalled their ambassadors from Iran and the Sudan expelled the Iranian Ambassador. Iran in response has imposed economic sanctions against Saudi Arabia.
During the meeting with his Swiss counterpart Didier Burkhalter al-Jubayr reported that the Swiss will perform all the necessary procedures to Iranian Muslims can visit religious sanctuaries, located on the territory of the Kingdom.
The Swiss Embassy in Tehran is currently providing consular services to citizens of the United States, which broke diplomatic relations with Iran in 1979.