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Bahrain MPs seek Iran trade embargo

Parliament demands the government end all trade with Iran amid deepening diplomatic row

Bahrain MPs seek Iran trade embargo
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Bahrain’s MPs have sought to impose a trade embargo with Iran following the severing of diplomatic ties with the country.

Five MPs put forward a proposal that also included preventing Bahrainis from travelling to Iran, ending all commercial relations and stopping all aviation and maritime traffic, according to Gulf Daily News.

Of the 28 MPs in attendance at the weekly session yesterday, 16 voted in favour of the proposal, four rejected eight abstained.

Bahrain was among a number of Gulf countries to end diplomatic relations with Tehran following attacks on Saudi missions by Iranian protesters.