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Jeddah – The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on Iran to be more “clear” in its investigation into the attacks against the Saudi embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad in early 2016.

The OIC General Secretariat urged Iranian authorities for more cooperation in the probes as it had vowed to do so.

The authorities should, based on OIC principles, work seriously to deter any escalation in stances in order to eliminate any vagueness that can only complicate the case, it added.

The remarks were made in wake of a Saudi Foreign Ministry statement last week that accused Iranian authorities of “persistently and consistently stalling” in the investigation into the embassy and consulate attacks.

The Islamic organization stressed the importance of “transparency and integrity” that would benefit Iran and Saudi Arabia and respect Riyadh’s legitimate demands.

Iran, despite an initial approval, has denied a Saudi team entry into Iran as part of the Iranian team investigating the attacks on the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad, said a Foreign Ministry source last week according to the Saudi Press Agency.

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