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Kuwait recalls envoy to Iran over Saudi diplomatic row


Kuwait says it has recalled its ambassador to Iran over attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions. Above: HRH the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Iran says Saudi Arabia will ‘pay a high price’ for execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr in poster

Kuwait says it has recalled its ambassador to Iran over attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions.

With this development, Kuwait joins Bahrain, which had earlier announced it is severing all diplomatic relations with Iran.

The violent mob was protesting the killing of Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr (pictured), the most vocal critic of the Saudi dynasty, who was the driving force behind the protests that broke out in the east of the country in 2011

Bahrain cited the country’s ‘dangerous intervention’ and ‘intent to spread unrest’

Saudi Arabia has declared that it will cut air traffic to Iran, according to the foreign minister.

The escalating diplomatic row comes after a night of violence in Iran’s capital, Tehran, where a furious mob petrol bombed the Saudi embassy (pictured) in protest to al-Nimr’s killing. The Saudi Arabian embassy was set alight by members of the crowd, who threw petrol bombs into the building

The move comes amid escalating tensions triggered by Saudi execution of Shiite cleric and 47 other in a beheading binge.

Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Tehran was set on fire following the execution of the Shiite cleric.

The resulting division has seen countries aligning with their regional allies.

Two African countries has also aligned with Saudi Arabia and severed ties with Iran.

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