Feb 03, 2020 07:34 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 20, 2020 23:35 Asia/Tehran]
  • Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi
    Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi

Tehran (IP) - The Foreign Ministry spokesman in Tehran, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi, said that the Saudi regime had prevented the Islamic Republic of Iran from participating in a summit on "Deal of the Century" at the headquarters of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Iran PressIran news: Reacting to the Saudi move, the foreign ministry spokesman went on to highlight that although the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has invited Iran as an active member of the OIC to attend the Jeddah summit, Saudi Arabia, hosting the Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, has violated rules and conventions by refusing to issue visas for Iranian diplomats wishing to attend the summit.

Mousavi added: "The process of preventing the delegation coming from some of the OIC member states including Iran, by Saudi Arabia has been intensified in recent months," Iran Press reported.

Mousavi also highlighted that Iran's Foreign Ministry has sent a formal protest note to the Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which will be distributed among its members.

Referring to Saudi Arabia's misuse of the privileges for hosting OIC headquarters, Mousavi stressed that Iran's Foreign Ministry has expressed doubt over the competency of Saudi Arabia to act as OIC host.

US President Donald Trump's so-called 'Deal of the Century' also completely ignores the fundamental idea that Palestinians have the inalienable right to self-determination.

The plan goes against the provisions of UN security council Resolution No. 194, and many other security council resolutions.

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