Gambia severs diplomatic ties with Iran
Gambia has severed its ties with Iran, ordering all the Iranians representing their government to leave the country within 48 hours, the west African nation said Monday, AFP reported.
A statement issued by the Gambian foreign ministry said "all government of the Gambia projects and programmes, which were implemented in cooperation with the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran have been cancelled."
Gambia gave no reason for cutting ties with Iran, which has been involved in many projects in what is said to be the smallest country on the African continent.
"The Gambia government hereby requests all Iranian nationals representing the interest of the government of Iran in the Gambia to leave the country within 48 hours from the effective date stipulated through a notification issued to the Government of Iran," the statement said, RIA Novosti reported.