According to a source who spoke to Iran Nuances on the condition of anonymity, the Saudi Embassy in Tehran submitted a diplomatic note to the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday, August 6, affirming that the embassy’s official activities are ongoing.
This statement seems to have been issued in response to recent media reports that cast doubt on the activity of the Saudi Embassy in Tehran.
The source also revealed that the Saudi Embassy in Tehran and its Consulate General in Mashhad have officially resumed their activities for several months. The Saudi Chargé d’affaires arrived in Tehran a couple of weeks ago, and the new chargé d’affaires of the Iranian Embassy in Saudi Arabia is expected to depart for Riyadh within a week or two.
Alireza Enayati, the new ambassador of Iran in Saudi Arabia, and Abdullah Saud Al-Anzi, the new ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Tehran, have both received the agreement from target countries but have not yet been stationed in their new postings. These two ambassadors are expected to be deployed soon, likely within the coming weeks.
Iran Nuances has learned that Saudi diplomats in Tehran have been operating in Espinas Palace Hotel for several months while the Saudi embassy yet undergoes repairs. Similarly, the Saudi Consulate General in Mashhad has been active for several months and continues to operate in a hotel in the city.