Iran will reportedly reopen its embassy in Saudi Arabia’s capital on Tuesday, a diplomat in Riyadh said, months after Tehran and Riyadh agreed to restore diplomatic ties.
Saudi Arabia severed relations with Iran in 2016, after its embassy in Tehran and consulate in the northwestern city of Mashhad were attacked.
"The opening of the Iranian embassy will take place Tuesday at 6:00 pm local time (1500 GMT) with the presence of the newly appointed Iranian ambassador" to Saudi Arabia, a diplomatic source in Riyadh told AFP on Monday.
Iran's diplomatic mission will return under the leadership of Alireza Enayati, who previously served as Iran's ambassador to Kuwait.
Iranian media had named Enayati as Iran’s Saudi envoy last month.
He had previously served as assistant to the foreign minister and director general of Gulf affairs at the foreign ministry, according to Iranian media reports.
After years of discord Saudi Arabia and Iran signed a surprise reconciliation agreement in China on March 10.