Bahrain halts flights to and from Iran, following break in diplomatic ties

Published January 5th, 2016 - 05:00 GMT

Bahrain announced Tuesday that it was stopping all flights to and from Iran, a day after recalling its ambassador to Tehran, Reuters reported.

The decision comes amid a widening diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic relations on Sunday after its embassy in Tehran was stormed by protesters in response to Saudi's execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. 

Other countries, including the UAE, Kuwait, and Sudan, have followed suit in either downgrading their relations with Iran or recalling their ambassadors outright.

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