KUWAIT CITY (Staff Report) – Following in the footsteps of other Arab nations, Kuwait has also recalled its ambassador from Iran as protest against an attack on Saudi embassy in Tehran.
According to a statement issued by Kuwait’s foreign ministry on Tuesday, the ambassador and other diplomatic staff in Tehran has been instructed to leave Iran immediately.
Kuwait is the third nation, after Sudan and Bahrain, to summon its envoy from Tehran back home.
Dubai also restricted its diplomatic ties with Iran following the Riyadh’s statement which said that kingdom has cut off its diplomatic ties with Tehran.
Saudi Arabia on Sunday gave Iranian diplomats two days to leave after a row over the Saudi execution of a top Shia Muslim cleric and subsequent attacks on its diplomatic posts in the capital Tehran and the northeaster city of Mashhad.
Before Saudi Arabia and Bahrain cut ties, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Arab League on Sunday expressed support for Riyadh’s ongoing fight against “terrorism.”
There are fears that sectarian strife may spread in the region following the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and 46 others in Saudi Arabia on Saturday after they were convicted of terror-related offences.