Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Somalia Condemns Attack On Saudi Embassy in Iran
By Shabelle English

Somalia has joined its voice in the international condemnation of the attack on Saudi Arabia embassy in Tehran, Iranian capital by an angry mob on Sunday.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and investment promotion of the federal republic of Somalia has issued on Monday a press release condemning attack on Saudi Embassy in Tehran.

"The attack on Saudi Embassy in Tehran breaks the international treaty on diplomatic relations signed in Vienna in 1961," read the statement.

Somalia showed solidarity with Saudi Arabia and followed several Arab countries which cut the diplomatic ties with the Shiita-dominent Islamic republic of Iran.

On Saturday, Saudi Arabia executed 47 people convicted of "terrorism", including a prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr who was known for his sermons criticizing the kingdom and for his support of political anti-government protests.

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