Monday, August 8, 2011

Kuwait and Bahrain join regional heavyweight Saudi Arabia in recalling envoys from Syria


AP - DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Two Gulf Arab nations are joining Saudi Arabia in recalling their ambassadors from Syria in the wake of bloody crackdown, further isolating President Bashar Assad's regime.

Kuwait's deputy prime minister and foreign minister told state news agency KUNA on Monday that his country is pulling its envoy home "for consultation." Sheik Mohammed Sabah al-Salem Al Sabah says Gulf foreign ministers will meet soon to discuss the Syrian situation.

Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa announced on his official Twitter feed that the island kingdom is also recalling its ambassador.

Bahrain earlier this year got help from its Gulf neighbors in putting down its own uprisings. Activists say at least 32 died in those protests.