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Yemeni Government Cuts Ties With Iran

The Saudi-backed Yemeni government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansur Hadi has decided to sever diplomatic relations with Iran.

State-owned Aden television made the announcement on October 2 without elaborating.

Bahrain recalled its ambassador from Iran on October 1.

The Saudi-led coalition intervened in the war in March to try to restore Yemen's government after it was forced into exile by the Huthi, a Shi'a insurgent group.

The intervention comes amid concerns over what Gulf Arab states see as Iran's growing influence in the region.

Based on reporting by Reuters