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Execution row: Bahrain joins Saudi Arabia in severing ties with Iran

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have severed diplomatic ties with Iran over the storming of the Saudi embassy in Tehran following the kingdom's execution of a prominent Shia cleric.

Sudan has expelled Iran's ambassador and the United Arab Emirates is cutting the number of Iranian diplomats it allows to be in the country,

Iran's Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned Saudi Arabia that it will face "divine retribution" after officials executed Nimr al-Nimr.

Saudi executed al-Nimr alongside 46 others in relation to alleged 'terrorism' offences.

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Bahrain: Iran has no right to interfere in Saudi Arabia affairs

Mr Abdulla Abdullatif Abdulla spoke to ITV News via Skype earlier today, Credit: ITV News/Skype

Iran has no right to interfere with the affairs of other nations like Saudi Arabia, a senior minister from Bahrain has told ITV News.

Bahrain's under-secretary for foreign affairs Abdulla Abdullatif Abdulla said that Saudi Arabia's actions were their "sovereign right" to protect its citizens from "terrorists."

Mr Abdulla Abdullatif also said that his country's decision to sever diplomatic ties with Iran was down to Iran's "interference in the Kingdom of Bahrain."

Watch the full interview on ITV News at 6pm.

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