Iran expels second-ranking Bahraini diplomat in Tehran: Fars

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 02, 2015 4:34 PM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Foreign Ministry has declared Bahrain's second-ranking diplomat in Tehran persona non grata and given him 72 hours to leave the country, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Friday.

"According to a Foreign Ministry statement, Tehran has given Bassan al-Dosari 72 hours to leave Iran," Fars said.

Bahrain expelled the equivalent Iranian diplomat on Thursday as part of a growing diplomatic spat.

(Reporting by Sam Wilkin; Editing by Janet Lawrence)