More Countries Recall Ambassadors from Tehran

The regional row over the execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia has intensified, with Kuwait announcing that it is recalling its ambassador from Iran.

Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Tehran was ransacked and set alight on Saturday, after which Saudi Arabia broke off diplomatic ties with Iran. Saudi allies Bahrain and Sudan followed suit on Monday.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is also downgrading its diplomatic representation to Iran, replacing its ambassador with a chargé d’affaires,

(Sources: BBC, The Guardian)

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