Senegal Severs Ties With Iran

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Senegal Severs Ties With Iran

Post by Alaskan Girl on Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:28 pm

Senegal has cut diplomatic ties with Iran, accusing Tehran of supplying weapons to separatist rebels in its southern Casamance region, the foreign ministry said.

"Senegal has decided to break off diplomatic relations with the Republic of Iran," the foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

The statement linked the Iranian weapons with an attack on Sunday in Casamance, the latest in a string of such attacks by rebels engaged in one of Africa's longest-running conflicts, which resulted in the deaths of three Senegalese troops.

Read the entire article here: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/02/201122392022223897.html
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