October 20, 2018

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Sudan severs diplomatic ties with Iran

Sudan severs diplomatic ties with Iran

Sudan on Monday said it is severing diplomatic relations with Iran, one day after Saudi Arabia announced it was also cutting off ties with Tehran.

Saudi Arabia on Sunday severed ties with Iran after its embassy in Tehran was attacked amid a row over the execution of a Shiite Muslim cleric. Sudan’s foreign ministry said in a statement Monday that Khartoum decided to sever ties with Iran immediately.

“The acting under-secretary of Sudan’s foreign ministry, Dafaa Allah Alhag Ali Osman, Monday has summoned the acting Iranian Chargé d’Affaires and conveyed to her the decision of Sudan’s government to cut off relations with Iran against the backdrop of the attack against Saudi embassy in Tehran,” read the statement. The statement added that Osman informed acting Iranian chargé d’affaires to leave the country in two weeks.

In a statement issued by the foreign ministry in Khartoum Sunday, the Sudanese government condemned the attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran without mentioning the execution of al-Nmir. Read more

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