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VOL 23 NO 57 REGD NO DA 1589 | Dhaka, Thursday, January 7 2016
Posted : 07 Jan, 2016 18:08:07 AA-A+
Djibouti cuts ties with Iran; Jordan summons Tehran envoy

 RIYADH: Djibouti cut its diplomatic relations with Iran on Wednesday in solidarity with Saudi Arabia, Al-Arabiya news channel said, quoting an official source.

Djibouti thus became the fourth country after Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Bahrain to cut ties with Iran after the attack on Saudi missions in Tehran and Mashhad by apparently organised mobs.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) partially downgraded its relations with Iran, while Kuwait has recalled its envoy from Tehran.

after the attack on Saudi missions in Iran by an apparently organized mob. Egypt has also expressed its solidarity with Saudi Arabia, condemning Iran’s repeated interference in regional affairs.

In Amman, state news agency Petra said Jordan summoned Iran’s ambassador to condemn the attacks and “Iranian interference” in Arab affairs.

Oman, meanwhile, denounced the attacks on the Saudi diplomatic posts in Iran as “unacceptable”, while Turkey said the execution of Shiite radical Nimr Al-Nimr that sparked the Iranian attacks was a domestic issue, according to Arab News.



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