Bahrain has recalled its ambassador from Iran and ordered Tehran’s envoy to leave within 72 hours, accusing the country of meddling in its affairs. A foreign ministry statement, quoted by the official BNA news agency, said the action was taken in response to “continuing interference by Iran in the affairs of the kingdom” and an attempt by Tehran to foment “confessional sedition”. Bahrain, which has a majority Shia Muslim population ruled by a Sunni dynasty, has suffered from unrest since a pro-democracy uprising in 2011. The kingdom frequently accuses predominantly Shia Iran of meddling in its affairs.
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