The decision comes a day after Saudi Arabia ordered the Lebanese ambassador to the kingdom to leave the country over a minister's comments about its war in Yemen.
In a growing spat between Russia and Czech Republic, Moscow on Sunday announced the expulsion of 20 Czech diplomats a day after Prague’s “unprecedented” decision to expel 18 Russian diplomats identified as secret agents.
Russian Foreign Ministry says 20 employees of the Czech embassy in Moscow have been declared "persona non grata" and they must leave the country by the end of Monday.
Meanwhile, Peru expelled Venezuela's ambassador to protest against Caracas for "undermining democracy" by establishing a new, all-powerful assembly.
The decision will affect more than 11,000 people from the Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain alone, according to official figures.
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