Tuesday, November 23, 2010

GAMBIA SEVERS TIES WITH IRAN,Gives 48 hours to Iranian diplomats to leave

The government of the Republic of The Gambia has severed all diplomatic, economic, political, and social ties with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran effective 22nd November 2010. The government has also ordered all Iranian diplomats to leave the country within 48 hours as stipulated through a notification that is issued to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. This was contained in a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad.
The release reads:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad wishes to hereby notify the general public that the Government of the Republic of The Gambia has taken the decision to sever all diplomatic, economic, political, and social ties with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran effective 22nd November 2010.
In this regard, all Government of the Republic of The Gambia projects and programmes which were being implemented in cooperation with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran have been cancelled with immediate effect.
Consequently, all Iranian nationals representing the interest of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran in The Gambia are being requested to leave The Gambia within forty-eight (48) hours from the effective date stipulated through a notification that is issued to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The general public is therefore keenly requested to take note.
Author: Daily Observer

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