BAGHDAD – The Islamic Republic of Iran has granted visas to the Saudi diplomatic delegation to visit Iran and is expected to arrive in Tehran after the end of the hajj, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasimi said.
“The Saudi delegation will visit Tehran to inspect the diplomatic headquarters of Saudi Arabia after severing the diplomatic relations between the two countries, while at the same time Iran will inspect its diplomatic headquarters in Saudi Arabia,” he added.
He stressed that Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to visit the Iranian and Saudi delegations to the other country to inspect the diplomatic headquarters in Riyadh and Tehran.
“The visas for the Saudi delegation have been issued for some time and are expected to come in Tehran after the end of the Hajj,” the foreign ministry spokesman said.
Qasimi said that the news broadcasted by some media about the payment of compensation is unfounded, stressing that this visit is not linked to compensation and there are no talks on this subject.
He confirmed that “The Iranian delegation received a visa two weeks ago through Amman, but it has not yet decided when to visit Riyadh,” adding that two months ago, Tehran had granted the visa to the Saudi delegation.
He added, “The Saudi delegation has requested an aviation license and has been granted, so the Saudi delegation will arrive in Iran on a private trip.”
Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Iran in early 2016. ”
Source: National Iraqi News Agency