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Jordan Recalls Ambassador From Iran

Jordan says it is recalling its ambassador to Tehran for consultations, amid continued tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed Momani said on April 18 that Amman took the step because of what he described as Iranian interference in the "internal affairs of neighboring countries, especially Gulf countries."

In comments published by state media, Momani said Iran has "not responded" to calls by Jordan and others to respect the sovereignty of Arab countries.

Jordan is the latest Sunni-ruled country to recall its envoy from Tehran since Saudi Arabia cut ties with the Islamic republic earlier this year.

The move came after angry demonstrators protesting Riyadh's execution of a prominent Shi'ite Muslim cleric attacked Saudi diplomatic missions in Tehran and Mashhad.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP