Bahrain is ordering all of its citizens to immediately leave Iraq and Iran, amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf.
Bahrain's Foreign Ministry made the announcement via its state-run news agency Saturday afternoon.It cited the "unstable situation in the region and the grave developments and threats that threaten security and stability."
Baharin is a small, Sunni-ruled island nation off the coast of Saudi Arabia. It regularly accuses Iran of stirring dissent in its Shiite-majority population.
The chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard says the country is in a "full-fledged intelligence war with the US"
The semi-official Fars news agency quoted General Hossein Salami as saying that the US political system had become weak, making an analogy to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.