MANAMA: A Bahraini government minister said Bahrain is severing its diplomatic ties with Iran.
Media Affairs Minister Isa Al-Hamadi made the announcement, according to news agencies.
Bahrain’s decision comes amid tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Bahrain frequently accuses Iran of being behind the long-running, low-level insurgency in the country.
Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic relations with Iran late on Sunday, hours after protesters stormed and set fire to the Saudi Embassy in Tehran.
It also followed harsh criticism by Iran’s leaders of the Saudis’ execution of Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr, according to Saudi Gazette.