Iran has summoned the Saudi charge d’affaires to protest against Saudi Arabia’s execution of a number of Iranian nationals on drug charges.
Saudi Arabia has issued another warning to Iran that it will not tolerate any threats to the sovereignty of Gulf Arab states. This is the third time in recent weeks that a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has issued a similar warning to Iran.
Saudi Arabia has condemned Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s trip to Abu Musa, referring to it as “a blatant violation of the UAE right to sovereignty.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has slammed Saudi Arabia for saying it could make up for any global crude oil shortage if international sanctions were imposed on Iranian oil. Salehi said such a stance would gravely affect relations between the two countries.
Iran’s Parliament has issued a statement condemning the "cold-blooded killings" of the people of Yemen and Bahrain, slamming Saudi Arabia’s role in oppressing the protesters.