Kuwait recalls envoy to Iran after attacks on Saudi Arabia missions

People protest against the execution of Shi'ite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia on Jan 4, 2016.
People protest against the execution of Shi'ite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia on Jan 4, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

DUBAI (REUTERS) - Kuwait recalled its ambassador to Iran on Tuesday (Jan 5), state news agency KUNA reported, after Gulf Arab allies Saudi Arabia and Bahrain severed relations with Teheran 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 Jan 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.