Switzerland to handle Iranian pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia

Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir said there was no need for mediation in diplomatic dispute between Riyadh and Tehran
Switzerland to handle Iranian pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. (AFP/Getty Images)
By Reuters
Sun 14 Feb 2016 03:42 PM

Switzerland will handle Saudi Arabia's consular affairs in Iran and will facilitate Iranian pilgrims coming to the kingdom, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Sunday, following a diplomatic dispute between Riyadh and Tehran.

"Switzerland offered to ... handle the (consular) interests of Saudi Arabia in Iran, and we in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia appreciated that and accepted," Adel al-Jubeir told a joint news conference with his Swiss counterpart.

He also said, however, there was no need for mediation in its rift with Iran.

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