Kuwait recalls ambassador from Iran

Tensions over Saudi executions escalate, which leads Kuwait to recall its ambassador in Iran.


Since Saudi Arabia executed 47 dissidents, amid whom the Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, tensions between Sunnis and Shias in the Middle East escalated.

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.

Over the weekend, Iranian protesters set fires at the Saudi Embassy in Tehran and targeted its consulate in Mashhad, which led Saudi Arabia to cut of diplomatic relations with Iran, orde...


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