Kuwait becomes latest Saudi ally to downgrade ties with Iran

January 5, 2016 10:27 AM

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Kuwait becomes latest Saudi ally to downgrade ties with Iran

BEIRUT — Kuwait became the latest in a growing list of Saudi Arabian allies to cut or downgrade ties with Iran, saying Tuesday that it had recalled its ambassador to Tehran in solidarity with the kingdom.

The expanding rift between Saudi Arabia and its Sunni allies with the Shiite government in Tehran has pushed the region dangerously closer to conflict, prompting alarmed appeals for restraint from powers across the globe.

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