Saudi Prince Alwaleed tweets that he is no longer considering investments in Iran

Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal in a file photo.
Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal in a file photo.BT FILE PHOTO

CAIRO (REUTERS) - Billionaire Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said on Tuesday he had cancelled the consideration of all projects and investments in Iran, according to his Twitter account, amid a diplomatic row between Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic.

Alwaleed also said he had refused the Iranian ambassador's request for a meeting and stopped all flights to Iran by the budget carrier Flynas, in which his investment arm Kingdom Holding holds a 34 per cent stake.

Prince Alwaleed did not elaborate further on what his investment plans for Iran were in the tweet.

 

Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic relations on Sunday and froze commercial ties with Iran the day after its embassy in Teheran was stormed in response to its execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric.