Iran to reopen diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia this week: spokesperson



Iran will reopen its diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia this week, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday.

"Iran's embassy in Riyadh, our consulate general in Jeddah and our office to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation will be officially reopened on Tuesday and Wednesday," spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said.

Iran and Saudi Arabia inked a deal to resume diplomatic relations in early March following talks in Beijing.

Saudi Arabia had cut diplomatic ties with Iran in 2016 in response to attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran after the kingdom executed a Shiite cleric.