|Iran summons Saudi Arabian ambassador||
TEHRAN – Deputy Foreign Minister for Parliamentary and Consular Affairs Hassan Qashqavi said on Tuesday that Iran has summoned the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Tehran in protest against the fact that Riyadh did not allow Tehran to send a legal-consular delegation to probe the issue of 10 Iranian nationals executed in Saudi Arabia for alleged involvement in drug trafficking.
On May 30, Iranian media outlets reported that the Iranians were executed in Dammam, the capital of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
In response to the remarks of a Saudi foreign ministry official in which he had claimed that there were no agreement between Iran and Saudi Arabia on the repatriation of convicts and criminals, Qashqavi said that the draft agreement had been discussed by the two countries.
In a press conference on July 24, Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi announced that Iran and Saudi Arabia will sign an agreement on the repatriation of Iranian and Saudi Arabian convicts and criminals.
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