The Bahraini Information Ministry says it has decided to break off diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic. The move comes in the wake of Iranian criticism of Saudi Arabia’s execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and three other Shia activists on Saturday. Manama has asked Iranian diplomats and their families to leave its soil within the next 48 hours. Sudan’s Foreign Ministry said its decision is in response to the storming of Saudi Embassy in Tehran. The United Arab Emirates, another Saudi ally has recalled its ambassador from Tehran and downgraded diplomatic representation to the level of charge d’affaires. The U-A-E also slashed the number of Iranian and Emirati diplomats in respective capitals.