Bahrain recalls ambassador from Iran

    Bahrain recalls ambassador from Iran

    Oct.2, Tehran: Foreign ministry in Bahrain said it has recalled its ambassador from Iran. It also ordered Tehran's envoy to leave within 72 hours, accusing the country of interfering in its internal affairs.

    A statement by the ministry said that the action was taken in response to "continuing interference by Iran in the affairs of the kingdom" and an attempt by Tehran to foment "confessional sedition,” local media reported.

    Bahrain, which has a majority Shia Muslim population ruled by a Sunni dynasty, has suffered from unrest since a pro-democracy uprising in 2011.
    The kingdom frequently accuses predominantly Shia Iran of meddling in its affairs.

    The statement added Iran supports acts of "sabotage and terrorism" in the country. It also accused Tehran of forming and arming "terrorist groups" and providing them with refuge.

    The Oslo Times


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