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Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:33AM
An entrance to Iran’s Foreign Ministry (file photo)

An entrance to Iran’s Foreign Ministry (file photo)

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned Saudi Arabia's chargé d'affaires to express the Islamic Republic’s strong objection to the execution of a number of Iranian inmates in Saudi jails. The Saudi diplomat was summoned by the Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday when the report of the execution of the Iranian prisoners in Saudi Arabia was confirmed, IRNA reported. Tehran censured Riyadh for denying the Iranians their right to consular access, saying that it is against international obligations and human rights law. The Iranians were charged with alleged drug possession. Iran’s Foreign Ministry also announced that Tehran will pursue the case through international organizations. The Saudi chargé d'affaires said he will convey Iran’s objection to the Saudi government. AS/GHN/HJL