Iran has now made a formal complaint to the U.N about Saudi Arabia provocations. Wasn't it the Iranians who struck the first blow, attacking Saudi Arabia's embassy?
Iran complains to U.N. about Saudi 'provocations'| Reuters
Iran's foreign minister has complained to the United Nations about Saudi Arabia's "provocations" toward Tehran, as a diplomatic crisis between the region's two major powers entered its second week.
In a letter to the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon published by Iranian news agencies on Saturday, Mohammad Javad Zarif said "some people" in Riyadh seemed bent on dragging the whole region into crisis.
Zarif said Iran had "no desire" to escalate tensions further, but offered no compromise as he placed the blame for the crisis, and the wider turmoil across the region, squarely on Saudi shoulders.
"They (the Saudis) can continue to support extremist terrorists and promote sectarian hatred, or choose the path of good neighborliness and play a constructive role in regional security," state news agency IRNA quoted Zarif's letter as saying in Farsi.
Zarif said Sunni Saudi Arabia had engaged in a series of "direct provocations" toward Shi'ite Iran, including the execution of Nimr and what he described as "persistent mistreatment" of Iranian pilgrims visiting Mecca.
Iran however is taking steps to prove to the world that they aren't interested in escalating tensions.
Iran seeks to limit diplomatic fall-out from Saudi embassy attacks| Top News| Reuters
Iran took steps on Monday to try to limit the diplomatic damage from an attack on Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran by an angry mob, laying blame on a top security official and saying some of those who carried out the attack were being interrogated.
Iranian officials appear to fear that the Jan. 2 storming of the embassy by a mob protesting Riyadh's execution of a leading Shi'ite cleric may derail moves to end years of isolation with the West following the signing of a landmark nuclear deal with world powers in July.
The Tehran government quickly distanced itself from the attack, saying the protesters had entered the Saudi embassy despite widespread efforts by the police to stop them.
"Based on primary investigations the mistakes of Safar-Ali Baratlou, Tehran province's deputy governor for security affairs, were proved and he was promptly replaced due to sensitivity of the case," the interior ministry announced in a statement published by the Fars news agency on Monday.
Some of the attackers have been identified, captured and interrogated, Tehran general prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA.
Iran's president also called for "the urgent prosecution" of those who attacked the Saudi Embassy.