Kuwait Recalls Envoy to Iran After Attacks on Saudi Missions

Kuwait recalled its ambassador to Iran after Gulf Arab allies Saudi Arabia and Bahrain severed relations with Tehran.

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 Iranian demonstrators chant slogans and hold anti-Saudi placards and flags during a rally to protest the execution by Saudi Arabia of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a Saudi Shiite cleric, by Saudi Arabia (Photo: AP)

Kuwait recalled its ambassador to Iran on Tuesday, state news agency KUNA reported, after Gulf Arab allies Saudi Arabia and Bahrain severed relations with Tehran following attacks on Saudi missions by Iranian protesters.

An official source at the Kuwaiti foreign ministry said that the ministry recalled the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to the Islamic Republic of Iran on Tuesday morning, against the backdrop of the attacks carried out by crowds of demonstrators.

State News Agency KUNA

The protests followed Saudi Arabia’s execution of Shi’ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr.

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