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Bahrain and Sudan Cut Diplomatic Relations With Iran

Bahrain Cuts Diplomatic Relations With Iran Following Storming of Saudi Missions And calls for Iranian diplomats to leave the country within 48 hours.

Sudan cuts diplomatic ties with Iran

Sudan said on Monday it was cutting diplomatic ties with Iran after the storming of the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran and consulate building elsewhere in Iran. Reuters

 Bahrain has severed diplomatic relations with Tehran following storming of Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran, state news agency BNA reported.

“Bahrain decided to break off diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran and calls upon all members of the mission to leave the kingdom within 48 hours,” BNA said.

On Saturday, demonstrators protesting in Iran against the execution of Sheikh al-Nimr by Riyadh attacked the Saudi embassy in capital Tehran and the consulate in the city of Mashhad. The protests continued on Sunday.Iranian diplomats were ordered to leave the country within 48 hours, while 47 of Saudi diplomatic mission staff have safely returned to their homeland with the help of the United Arab Emirates.

Al-Nimr was among 47 people convicted on terrorism charges whose execution Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday, setting off a diplomatic row and exacerbating sectarian strife.

According to the Al Arabiya news channel, Riyadh announced on Sunday cutting ties with Tehran and decided to evict Iranian diplomatic mission from Saudi Arabia.

Brother of Executed Shiite Cleric Al-Nimr Calls for Peaceful Reaction

Mohammed al-Nimr, the brother of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr executed by Saudi authorities on Saturday, said that he expected a reaction from Saudi Arabia’s Shiite population, “but we urge again to prevent any reaction outside the peaceful framework.”  BEIRUT (Sputnik) — … read more

47 executed on terrorism charges in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia says 47 executed on terrorism charges, including Shi’ite cleric. Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shi’ite Muslim cleric alongside dozens of al Qaeda members on Saturday signaling intolerance of jihadism and minority Shi’ite Muslim violence and stirring a rise … read more