Kuwait recalls ambassador from Iran

Kuwait has announced it is recalling its ambassador from Iran as a regional row over the execution of a Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia deepens.

Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Tehran was ransacked and set alight on Saturday, after it executed Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and 46 others.

Saudi Arabia broke off diplomatic relations with Iran in response, followed by Bahrain and Sudan.

The US, UN and Turkey are among those calling for calm in the region.

Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia and Shia Iran are major rivals for power in the Middle East and back opposing sides in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen.

Source BBC

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