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Iranians ‘attacked 12 embassies in 25 years’

Flames rise from Saudi Arabia's embassy after it was stormed by Iranian protesters during a demonstration in Tehran, Iran, on January 2, 2016. (REUTERS/TIMA/Mehdi Ghasemi/ISNA/File Photo)
JEDDAH: The plot to attack the Saudi Embassy in Tehran and the consulate in Mashhad was hatched and supported the Iranian regime, said Adel Al-Jubeir, foreign minister.
Addressing a joint press conference with his Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov, Al-Jubeir said: “The news coming from the Iranian media indicates that no severe punishment will be meted to the aggressors. This is not strange considering that over 12 embassies were attacked in Iran over the past 25 years with impunity.”
He added: “This is also the case with the recent attacks on the Saudi diplomatic missions. It is clear evidence that the operation was plotted and supported by the Iranian regime.”
Al-Jubeir was answering a question about the investigation into the attacks.
Kamilov said the Kingdom was of the first countries to recognize the independence of Uzbekistan.

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