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NEW YORK (News Desk) – As the ties between Saudi Arabia and Iran further continue soar after execution of shia scholar al-Nimr, Saudi ambassador to United Nations has said that Riyadh was ready to have normal relationship with Tehran if it stops interfering in the internal matters of other countries.

Talking to newsmen in New York Mr Abdallah Al-Mouallimi said that Riyadh and Tehran were not born enemies but it were the policies which led us to such tense situation.

On the occasion he once again repeated Saudi Arabia’s stance on situation in Yemen and Syria saying that Riyadh will continue taking steps for restoration of peace in the region.

Saudi Arabia on Sunday gave Iranian diplomats two days to leave after a row over the Saudi execution of a top Shia Muslim cleric and subsequent attacks on its diplomatic posts in the capital Tehran and the northeaster city of Mashhad.

Before Saudi Arabia and Bahrain cut ties, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Arab League on Sunday expressed support for Riyadh’s ongoing fight against “terrorism.”

There are fears that sectarian strife may spread in the region following the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and 46 others in Saudi Arabia on Saturday after they were convicted of terror-related offences.