Saudi Arabia, Riyadh: The foreign minister (FM) of Saudi Arabia Adel al-Jubeir says, Switzerland agreed to handle its diplomatic services in Iran so that Iranian pilgrims can continue to visit the oil-rich kingdom. Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Iran last month after protesters outraged over the kingdom’s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric set fire to the Saudi Embassy and another diplomatic mission.
Today, foreign minister said that the Switzerland would facilitate procedures for Iranian Muslims to visit Saudi Arabia for religious pilgrimages. He spoke during a visit by his Switzerland counterpart, Didier Burkhalter. The Switzerland Embassy in Tehran already provides consular services to United States (US) citizens in Iran in the absence of an American diplomatic mission there.