King Abdullah supports Saudi's stance on Iran

Jordanian King speaks to Saudi King over phone and declares his support on stance on Iran

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Jordan's King Abdullah inspects the honour guard in Pristina, Kosovo on November 17, 2015

Saudi state news agency, SPA, on Thursday cited Jordan’s King Abdullah showing his support to Saudi Arabia over stance against Iran.

According to SPA, Jordanian King Abdullah and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud had a phone conversation in which the Jordanian King condemned the attacks on the Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran, following the execution of Saudi Shiite cleric Nimr al Nimr.

“We support the latest decisions made by Saudi Arabia against Iran,” said the King Abdullah.

The Saudi king acknowledged and thanked King Abdullah for his “brotherly feelings for Saudi Arabia,” said the SPA.

Iranians protesting the execution of Nimr stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran, early on Sunday.

In response, Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Iran and ordered the Iranian diplomatic mission in Riyadh to leave the country within 48 hours.

Many regional allies of Saudi Arabia, including Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Djibouti, Kuwait cut or downgraded diplomatic relations with Iran, while the international community called for talks in easing the tension. 

TRTWorld and agencies