Dhaka condemns Saudi embassy attacks
Bangladesh has condemned the recent attacks on the Saudi embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad.
"Bangladesh condemns the recent attacks on the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Tehran and its Consulate in Mashhad as such acts are clear violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961 and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963," the foreign ministry said in a press release today.
The press release also said it is the responsibility of the host government to accord necessary protection to the diplomatic and consular missions within its jurisdiction as these are inviolable under the international law.
"Bangladesh calls upon the Islamic Republic of Iran to take urgent necessary measures to stop recurrence of such incidents," said the press release.
Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran on January 3, Sunday after Saudi authorities executed Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Shia cleric, on January 2, Saturday, drawing angry condemnation from Shia-majority Iran and Iraq.