Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Kuwait, too, recalls its Iran ambassador

Kuwait recalled its ambassador to Iran on Tuesday, after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Sudan did the same and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) downgraded diplomatic ties with Tehran.

The growing rift between Iran and the Sunni Arab states follows attacks mounted on Saudi missions Sunday by Iranian protesters, who are upset over the execution of a Shi'ite preacher by the Saudis.

"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 Jan. 5, 2016, against the backdrop of the attacks carried out by crowds of demonstrators," Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA reported. (READ MORE)