TEHRAN, Jul. 24 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s FM spokesman Ghasemi said Mon. that diplomatic relations with Kuwait remain at ambassador’s level despite Kuwait’s recent move in reducing the number of Iranian diplomats stationed in the country.

Bahram Ghasemi made the remark in his weekly press conference on Monday, adding “our diplomats stationed in Kuwait were not expelled, but their number was reduced.”

“We have always had positive relations with Kuwait, and while their recent move is reproachable, we can still maintain our interactions. Our embassy is still active at the level of ambassador and there is no issue regarding that,” he said.

He went on to add, “Iran reserves the right to a reciprocal measure, if needed. The number of Kuwaiti diplomats in Tehran is not more than the Iranian diplomats in that country.”

On June 20, Kuwait told the Iranian Embassy to reduce its diplomatic staff and close down some of its technical offices following a court ruling last year that implicated some Iranians in a spying case. Following that, Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned Kuwait’s charge d’affaires in Tehran on Thursday to voice protest against the move while rejecting the charges. 

To be updated…

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