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    Bahrain announced that it is cutting diplomatic relations with Qatar.

    Bahrain on Monday announced cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar citing ongoing attempts to destabilize security in the country, Bahrain News Agency said in a statement Monday.

    "Due to the insistence of the State of Qatar in further destabilizing security and stability in the Kingdom of Bahrain and interference in its affairs, continuing the escalation and incitement media and supporting armed terrorist activities… the Kingdom of Bahrain announces the severance of diplomatic relations with the State of Qatar," the statement read.

    Qatar citizens given 14 days while Qatar diplomats given 48 hours to leave Bahrain.

    After the announcement, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt also announced severing diplomatic relations with Qatar.

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    Persian Gulf Disarray: a Number of States Sever Relations With Qatar (238)

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