(WASHINGTON, DC) – Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir announced that Saudi Arabia is severing ties with Iran after the embassy attack in Tehran. During a press conference this evening in Riyadh, the foreign minister said that Iranian diplomats and staff have been given 48 hours to leave the Kingdom.
Minister Al-Jubeir said that Iran has a history of violating diplomatic missions in its country. “The continued attacks on diplomatic missions is a flagrant violation of all international treaties,” said the foreign minister.
The foreign minister vowed that Saudi Arabia will not allow Iran to sabotage the region’s security.
“We are determined not to allow Iran to undermine our security. We are determined not to let Iran mobilize or create or establish terrorist cells in our country or in the countries of our allies. We will push back against Iran's attempts to do so,” said the foreign minister. “We want to make it very clear that there is no space in the community of nations for a country that condones terrorism, that supports terrorism and that engages in terrorism."