Sudan gives Iranian diplomats two weeks to leave

KHARTOUM: Sudan has given Iranian diplomats two weeks to leave the country, following Khartoum’s decision to cut diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic in solidarity with Saudi Arabia.


The state-owned SUNA agency says Sudan’s foreign affairs ministry summoned Iran’s charge d’affaires in the Sudanese capital to inform the mission that the diplomats have two weeks at the most to leave.

A Saudi ally, Sudan cut ties with the Islamic Republic after Iranian protesters attacked the kingdom’s embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashdad. The protesters were enraged over the Sunni kingdom’s execution of prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr over the weekend.

Several allies of Saudi Arabia followed the kingdom’s lead and on Monday scaled back diplomatic ties to Iran.