Bahrain-based partners of detained investors will not be affected by the clampdown, said Saudi Ambassador Dr Abdulla bin Abdulmalik Al Shaikh.
In a statement to our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej, he said that the suspects have all the legal rights to defend themselves, on equal footing with all other citizens.
The ambassador said that the decision to freeze their bank accounts would not affect their partners or investments.
“The Public Prosecution has affirmed that the decision to freeze the detainees’ accounts will not impact their associates, investments or companies,” he said.
Dr Al Sheikh rejected Iran’s claims that the ballistic missile which targeted Riyadh was in retaliation to Saudi aggression on Yemen.
“Saudi Arabia stepped in to support the legitimate government in Yemen,” he said, asserting that Riyadh did not conduct any aggression.
He accused Iran of seeking to kidnap Yemen as part of a nationalistic Persian strategy to impose their hegemony on the Arab region.
He highlighted the thawing of relations between Riyadh and Baghdad which reinstated diplomatic ties, saying that it’s normal for Iraq to return to the Arab fold.