- 21 Jul
- Written by Edward Carney
On Thursday, it was reported that the government of Kuwait had ordered the expulsion of Iranian diplomats from the country, along with the closure of the Iranian cultural mission. Agence-France Presse quoted Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi as saying that the Islamic Republic had communicated its strong objection to this incident, in dialogue with the Kuwaiti charge d'affaires. In keeping with Tehran’s response to other supposed diplomatic affronts by both Arab and Western countries, the Iranian statement reported emphasized the country’s right to invoke reciprocal measures of its own.