Gambia says severs all ties with Iran

Nov 22 (Reuters) - Gambia announced on Monday it was severing all economic, political and diplomatic ties with Iran and gave Iranian government personnel 48 hours to leave the country.

Gambia's foreign ministry gave no reason for the move. However, Nigeria said earlier this month that documents for an illegal arms shipment from Iran which its secret service intercepted in Lagos appeared to show the weapons was bound for re-export to Gambia.

"All government of the Gambia projects and programmes, which were (being) implemented in cooperation with the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran have been cancelled," the foreign ministry said in a statement.

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