Those behind Saudi Arabia embassy attack on trial next month
The spokesman had previously said that in this case, 48 people have been indicted, three or four of whom will appear the Special Clerical Court (SCC).
Iran’s Deputy Interior Minister for Security and Disciplinary Affairs Hossein Zolfaqari said on January 21 that the main perpetrator of the attack on the Saudi embassy had been caught outside Iran and was being interrogated after extradition to the country.
The Iranian official also said that the interior ministry, which was tasked by the president to probe into the attack, had prepared its full report on the incident.
In the early hours of January 3, angry demonstrators attacked Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Tehran in protest at Riyadh’s execution of prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr a day earlier.
Police arrested those identified as being involved in the attack and President Hassan Rouhani condemned the move afterwards.
However, the Saudi foreign ministry announced it was cutting diplomatic ties with the Islamic Republic following the angry protests.