Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Ties With Iran

Rabat – Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it had cut ties with Iran over the storming of the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, following the execution of Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr on Saturday.Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir announced that the kingdom is severing its diplomatic ties with Iran.Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, Al-Jubeir ordered the Iranian diplomatic mission and its related entities to leave the country within 48 hours. The Foreign Minister said Saudi Arabia would not allow the Islamic Republic to undermine the Sunni kingdom’s security.After the execution of the Shia cleric on Saturday morning, Iran summoned the Saudi ambassador, and hours later, angry mob attacked the Saudi embassy in Tehran, chanting “Death to Al Saud!” the ruling family of Saudi Arabia.Late night on Saturday, a group of angry Iranian protesters broke into the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran, destroyed its interior and torched it with Molotov cocktails.Another group of protesters set fire to the Saudi Consulate in Mashad, northern Iran and seized the Saudi flag.Iran has condemned Saudi Arabia’s execution of Nimr al-Nimr, a fervent outspoken critic of the Saudi government. read more