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Report: Iran Expels Three Kuwaiti Diplomats In Spy Dispute

Iranian's state-controlled Press TV reports today that Tehran has expelled three Kuwaiti diplomats after the Gulf emirate said it would throw out three Iranian diplomats over spy allegations.

Kuwait's foreign minister said on March 31 that three Iranian diplomats should be expelled in retaliation for what Kuwait says was an Iranian spy ring there.

Press TV said the expulsions took place on April 2.

Last month, a Kuwaiti court sentenced three men -- two Iranians and a Kuwaiti -- to death for being part of an alleged Iranian spy ring.

Iran's relations with its Gulf Arab neighbors have soured since popular Arab uprisings were suppressed by government forces.

Gulf Arab states accused Iran of interfering in their affairs after Tehran objected to the deployment of Saudi troops to help Bahrain put down protests.

compiled from agency reports