Saudis cut air, commercial ties with Iran and ban travel

Further escalating the crisis between the two countries, the Saudi Foreign Minister announced Monday that his government had cut all commercial ties with Iran, halted air traffic to and from Tehran and banned all its citizens from traveling to the country. Earlier, Saudi allies Bahrain and Sudan followed Riyadh in severing diplomatic ties, while the UAE limited the number of Iranian diplomats serving in the emirate.

 

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