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Bahrain and Sudan cut all ties with Iran, Saudi Arabia halts air traffic and commercial relations

On Monday, Bahrain and Sudan cut all ties with Iran. Earlier, Saudi Arabia asked Iranian diplomatic mission to leave the kingdom within 48 hours
Bahrain and Sudan cut all ties with Iran, Saudi Arabia halts air traffic and commercial relations

On Monday, Bahrain and Sudan cut all ties with Iran. Earlier, Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir asked Iranian diplomatic mission to leave the kingdom within 48 hours, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Reuters.

After Saturday’s attack on its embassy in Tehran, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced it is severing diplomatic ties following during protests against executions in the kingdom.

On Monday, Saudi Arabia also decided to cut air traffic and commercial relations with Iran.

Also, the UAE on Monday downgraded Iran’s diplomatic representation and cut the number of envoys allowed on its soil.

Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry announced on Saturday the execution of 47 people on terrorism charges, including a convicted al-Qaeda leader and a Shiite religious leader.

Many of the men executed had been linked to attacks in Saudi Arabia between 2003 and 2006, blamed on al-Qaeda.

Nimr al-Nimr, the Shiite prominent cleric, was accused of inciting violence and leading anti-government protests in the country’s east in 2011.

His execution prompted demonstrations in a number of countries, with protesters breaking into the Saudi embassy in Tehran late on Saturday night and starting fires.