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REUTERS
January 4, 2016
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UAE ‘downgrades’ ties as Sudan severs diplomatic relations with Iran 

UAE ‘downgrades’ ties as Sudan severs diplomatic relations with Iran 

KHARTOUM/DUBAI: Sudan said on Monday it was cutting diplomatic ties with Iran after the storming of the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran and consulate building elsewhere in Iran. 

"In response to the barbaric attacks on the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad ... the government of Sudan announces the immediate severing of ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran," a Foreign Ministry statement said. 

UAE downgrades Iran ties with Iran 

Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced it was downgrading diplomatic ties with Iran and limiting the number of Iranian diplomats in the country, state news agency WAM reported. 

"The UAE has decided to reduce the level of diplomatic representation with the Islamic Republic of Iran to the level of a charge d´affaires and to reduce the number of Iranian diplomats in the country," WAM said. 

Earlier, close allies Saudi Arabia and Bahrain cut ties with regional rival Iran after Iranian protesters attacked its mission there, angered by the Saudi Arabia’s decision to execute a leading Shia cleric.

Also read: Bahrain cuts ties with IranSaudi Arabia severs ties with Iran after cleric's execution

 

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