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Tue 5 Jan 2016 01:47 PM

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Kuwait recalls envoy to Iran after attacks on Saudi missions

Move comes after Saudi Arabia and Bahrain severed relations with Tehran following attacks on Saudi missions

Kuwait recalls envoy to Iran after attacks on Saudi missions

Kuwait recalled its ambassador to Iran on Tuesday, state news agency KUNA reported, after Gulf Arab allies Saudi Arabia and Bahrain severed relations with Tehran following attacks on Saudi missions by Iranian protesters.

"An official source at the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry said that the ministry recalled the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to the Islamic Republic of Iran on Tuesday morning January 5 2016, against the backdrop of the attacks carried out by crowds of demonstrators," the agency reported.

The protests followed Saudi Arabia's execution of Shi'ite cleric Nimr Al Nimr.

KUNA said Kuwait held Iranian authorities fully responsible, reiterating its support for Saudi Arabia and supporting all measures Riyadh adopts to maintain its security and stability.

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