MOSCOW, January 4. Russia urged Tehran and Riyadh and other Persian Gulf States to exercise restraint, to avoid any steps that increase tension in the region. This is stated in today’s statement, the Russian foreign Ministry.
In Moscow “expressing grave concern further deterioration of the situation in the middle East with the participation of major regional powers – Saudi Arabia and Iran, with which Russia maintains traditional friendly relations”. “Urge Tehran and Riyadh and other Persian Gulf States to exercise restraint, to avoid any steps that complicate the situation and lead to increased tensions, including sectarian basis,” he said in depodesta.
In the Russian Federation is convinced that “emerging in inter-state relations difficulties and disagreements can and should be overcome through dialogue at the negotiating table. “Russia, for its part, is ready to provide such efforts with the necessary assistance” – said the Russian foreign Ministry.
The execution of preacher
The Ministry of internal Affairs of Saudi Arabia announced Saturday the execution of 47 people accused of terrorism.
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Among them were an-Nimr – one of the main promoters of the movement for equality and constitutional reform, against discrimination of the Shiite minority living in the East of the Kingdom.
The preacher was arrested on 8 July 2012 on charges of inciting mass protests and riots. The court’s decision was rendered in October 2014.
The break of diplomatic relations Riyadh and Tehran
January 2 evening, crowds of Iranian protesters enraged by death in Saudi Arabia Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, burst onto the territory of the Embassy in Tehran and consulates in Mashhad and caused material damage to diplomatic missions.
Iranian foreign Minister: the break of diplomatic relations with Tehran, Riyadh is trying to solve internal problems
Iranian peaceful means, the police forced the demonstrators to leave the territory of diplomatic missions. None of the Saudi diplomats were injured. The next day, Iranian police arrested 38 suspects in the attacks.
The attack on the Saudi Embassy was the reason for what the foreign Minister of the Kingdom announced on 3 January.
Saudi authorities executed 47 people accused of terrorism