Riyadh: The IRNA News Agency has confirmed, quoting an informed source, that the Saudi embassy in Iran has officially started its operations in Tehran since Sunday.


This step comes after the announcement of the restoration of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran last March following a deal brokered by China.


An agreement was signed between Riyadh and Tehran in Beijing to resume relations between the two countries as agreed in March and to reopen their embassies in each other’s capital.


The Iranian embassy was opened in Riyadh in June, several months after the signing of the Saudi-Iranian agreement. The former embassy building, which remained closed for years, was reopened after diplomatic relations were fully restored.