RIYADH: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned protesters in Iran for attacking Saudi Arabia’s missions, but has indicated it would do everything possible to ensure the standoff between the two countries can be resolved on a diplomatic level.
Tareq Bakheit, the OIC’s director of political affairs, said the organisation would be prepared to play the role of mediator if asked to do so, according to a report in a local publication on Tuesday.
Bakheit said sectarianism threatens to damage the Muslim world and that the OIC, which cannot take sides between nations, wants to ensure that peace and stability prevails.
He said the OIC’s extraordinary meeting taking place in Saudi Arabia soon would discuss the latest developments, especially the aggression against the Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran. The resolutions of the meeting would be made public, he said, according to Arab News.