Comoros Cuts Ties With Iran in Solidarity With Saudi Arabia

Comoros said in a statement it cut relations with Iran after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday and asked the Iranian ambassador to leave the island nation immediately.

The government had already called back its envoy in Tehran on Jan. 4 amid a diplomatic standoff between Saudi Arabia and Iran following the kingdom’s execution of 47 people for terrorism-related offenses. Iran has funded clinics and vocational schools on Comoros, which is mainly Sunni Muslim.