Iran’s Embassy Reopens in Saudi Capital

Iran officially reopens its embassy in Riyadh. (Asharq Al-Awsat)
Iran officially reopens its embassy in Riyadh. (Asharq Al-Awsat)
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Iran’s Embassy Reopens in Saudi Capital

Iran officially reopens its embassy in Riyadh. (Asharq Al-Awsat)
Iran officially reopens its embassy in Riyadh. (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Iran reopened its embassy in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on Tuesday, Saudi media reported, months after the two countries agreed to restore diplomatic relations under a China-mediated deal.

On Monday, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said the Iranian Embassy in Riyadh, its consulate general in Jeddah, and office of the permanent representative to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation would officially reopen on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Kanaani added that Iran’s Embassy and its consulate general had already begun operating to help Iranian pilgrims heading to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj, set to commence by the end of June.



Saudi Arabia Continues Airdrops of Food Aid into Gaza

The airdrop was part of the popular campaign for relief for the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. SPA
The airdrop was part of the popular campaign for relief for the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. SPA
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Saudi Arabia Continues Airdrops of Food Aid into Gaza

The airdrop was part of the popular campaign for relief for the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. SPA
The airdrop was part of the popular campaign for relief for the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. SPA

Saudi Arabia, through its humanitarian arm, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), continued airdrops of food aid to the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in cooperation with Jordan.
On Monday, an airdrop of food supplies took place in the Al-Mawasi area, west of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, where hundreds of thousands of displaced people are located.

“It was carried out in cooperation with the Jordanian Armed Forces with the aim of breaking the Israeli occupation forces’ closure of border crossings,” the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The airdrop was part of the popular campaign for relief for the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, which was directed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Prime Minister.