Iran’s foreign minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, will be traveling to Riyadh in the coming days, a source told Iran Nuances. The trip is set to have a bilateral agenda and is in response to the recent visit of Saudi foreign minister, Faisal bin Farhan, to Tehran. Faisal bin Farhan traveled to Tehran on June 17, 2023, and met with both the Iranian foreign minister and president.
Iran Nuances has learned that the visit is currently scheduled for Thursday, August 17th.
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.
A source had earlier informed Iran Nuances 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 in near future.
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.
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.