April 18, 2016

Jordan recalled its ambassador to Iran on Monday for consultations over alleged Iranian interference in Arab affairs.

Government spokesman Mohammad Momani was quoted by the official Petra news agency as saying that the move was meant to protest “Iran’s interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries, particularly the Gulf states”.

Tensions have been high between Sunni Arab countries and Shia Iran since Saudi Arabia severed relations with Tehran in January after angry protesters attacked Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran following the execution of a prominent Shia Saudi imam.

Source: Middle East Monitor.

Link: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20160418-jordan-recalls-iran-envoy-over-alleged-interference/.

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