September 20, 2021
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Rabat – Morocco’s Foreign Ministry on Monday strongly condemned the attacks on the Saudi embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad.“These acts are inconsistent with diplomatic norms and practices,” Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar told the press, calling on the Islamic Republic of Iran to “abide by international obligations in this regard to guarantee the protection of diplomatic missions and their staff.”He also expressed Morocco’s “continued solidarity” with brotherly Saudi Arabia, reiterating the kingdom’s call to restore calm and prevent any dangerous escalation in an already troubled regional context. On Sunday, Rabat said that it “follows with great attention” the violence that broke out in Saudi Arabia and Iran, after the execution of Shia cleric Nimr Baquir al-Nimr on Saturday.Following the demonstrations in Saudi Arabia and Iran denouncing the beheading of al-Nimr and other individuals “tried for terrorist acts and undermining state security,” Morocco follows with “great attention” the developments and “fears that the current excesses will take an unmanageable dimension in the hours and days to come,” Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said in a statement.“Morocco is counting on the wisdom of the Saudi and Iranian officials to prevent the current situation from spreading to other countries in the region already facing many challenges and multiple elements of fragility,” the ministry added.MWN with MAP