According to Iranian Foreign Ministry, Saudi Arabia has blocked Iran from an Organization of Islamic Cooperation meeting in Jeddah after Saudi authorities refuse to issue visas to Iranian officials.
Responding to Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's comments that Iran is "open to dialogue with its neighbors", Saudi Arabia's Adel al-Jubeir blames Iran for recent tensions in the Middle East and for attacks on ships and oil facilities; which Iran denies.
King Salman of Saudi Arabia blames Iran for the "chaos and destruction" their multiple missiles and drone attacks have caused in the country, and reiterates that his country will not hesitate to defend itself.
Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif states that the "genocidal taunts" of U.S. President Donald Trump "won't end Iran", in response to President Trump's comments that if Iran attacked U.S. interests, "that will be the official end of Iran." He also blasted Saudi Arabian Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir for his previous May 19 remarks regarding Iran.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister has left Tehran for Saudi Arabia for participation in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation ministerial meeting in Jeddah which was called for by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to discuss the consequence of attack at Saudi Embassy in Tehran following the execution of Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Nimr. [http:--english.irib.ir-news-world-west-asia-item-221643-iran-deputy-fm-to-attend-oic-meeting-in-saudi-arabia (IRIB World Service)]date=August 2019 [http:--www.oic-oci.org-oicv2-topic-?t_id=10815&t_ref=4253&lan=en (OIC)]date=August 2019
Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief General Raheel Sharif will visit Riyadh on Monday and Tehran on Tuesday to launch mediation efforts between Iran and Saudi Arabia for normalization of relations and to ease the tensions in the region after Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr and an attack on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran. [http:--www.dawn.com-news-1233549-pm-coas-to-visit-iran-s-arabia-for-mediation (DAWN)] [http:--www.pakistantoday.com.pk-2016-01-17-national-pakistan-decides-to-intervene-in-saudi-iran-row- (Pakistan Today)] [http:--economictimes.indiatimes.com-news-international-world-news-pakistan-pm-nawaz-sharif-heads-to-saudi-arabia-iran-in-bid-to-mend-rift-articleshow-50603596.cms (India Times)]date=August 2019