Saudi Arabia has evacuated all its embassy staff in Afghanistan, a reliable source confirmed to Hasht-e-Sobh on Sunday.

Iran PressAsia: All diplomatic staff and members of the Saudi Arabian embassy in Kabul were evacuated on Wednesday after all female employees of the embassy were banned from working by the Taliban.

“Apparently, the Saudis have closed their embassy in response to the ban on female employees working with international Organizations,” the source added. “But it is also believed that the evacuation was done based on a pre-planned arrangements.”

The source also suggests the possibility that Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Kabul may have been closed due to increased security threats.

On a Kam Air flight, all Saudi Arabian embassy employees were transferred to Riyadh, the source detailed.

Nevertheless, the source reported that Saudi Arabia has become angry with the Taliban after they ignored Riyadh’s approach since August 15, 2021.”

Taliban members anticipate the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Kabul returning to its normal activities in the next few days.


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