More countries back Saudi Arabia in Iran dispute
Jan 7, Riyadh: Qatar has recalled its ambassador to Iran following an attack on the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran. Qatar now becomes the latest country to back Saudi Arabia in its dispute with Iran.
Qatari ministry of foreign affairs recalled on Wednesday Qatar's Ambassador to Tehran following the attacks on the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Tehran and general consulate in Mashhad, said foreign ministry director, Khalid bin Ibrahim al-Hamar, quoted by the Qatar News Agency.
Jordan, Djibouti, and Turkey also expressed pro-Saudi positions on Wednesday after the embassy attacks in Iran that followed the execution of a renowned Shia leader in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the execution of 47 men for terrorism charges in Saudi Arabia was "a domestic issue". One of those put to death was Shia Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr - a move that stirred sectarian anger across the region.
The president also said those who remained silent about the deaths of people in Syria's civil war were causing an uproar over the execution of one person in Saudi Arabia, apparently referring to Iran though he did not name names.
The Oslo Times