Iran expels Kuwaiti diplomats in tit-for-tat move

April 11, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN - The Islamic Republic of Iran has expelled a number of Kuwaiti diplomats, an informed source at the foreign ministry announced on Sunday.

The move was made in retaliation for the Persian Gulf’s decision to expel three Iranian diplomats, the foreign ministry official stated.
On April 2, Kuwait expelled three Iranian diplomats of the Iranian Embassy in Kuwait City, alleging that they had links to a spy network.
Kuwait claimed that a number of its officers have been gathering information about the US military bases in Kuwait and passing it on to Iran, an allegation that the Islamic Republic has rejected as baseless.
Tehran says earlier claims that a spy network linked to Iran was operating in the country were dismissed by a number of Kuwaiti officials, including the parliament speaker, a year ago and the fact that the issue has been brought up again after a year raises questions