The Albanian government has decided to freeze diplomatic relations with Iran.
The decision was taken today at the meeting of the Council of Ministers.
Sources say that the decision was made after the cyber attack of a few weeks ago where hundreds of online services were suspended.
After the Albania government’s decision cuts ties with Iran, the embassy of Iran in Tirana has been given a 24-hour deadline to leave Albania.
Prime Minister Edi Rama said in a statement to the media that “The Council of Ministers has decided with immediate effect the termination of diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
According to him; “This extreme measure, not at all desired but completely forced, is in direct proportion to the seriousness and dangerousness of the cyber attack, which threatened to paralyze public services, wipe out systems and steal state data, steal electronic communications within the government system and encourage of wealth and chaos in our country“.