Sunday, April 10, 2011

Iran Expels Kuwaiti Diplomats

Iran has expelled several Kuwaiti diplomats in a tit-for-tat retaliation for the expulsion of three of its diplomats and an embassy staff member accused of espionage, Iran’s foreign ministry reported. The statement did not specify the exact number of Kuwaitis expelled.

Meanwhile, an influential Kuwaiti lawmaker today called for the expulsion of all remaining Iranian diplomats in the country.

"The foreign ministry should consider all Iranian diplomats personae non gratae and issue a strongly-worded statement in response to the diplomatically unacceptable Iranian behavior," MP Mubarak Al Waalan said [Al Aan, 9 April].

The diplomatic row started after a Kuwaiti court 10 days ago sentenced two Iranians to death for their alleged role in a spy ring working for Iran.

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