Saudi Arabia severs ties with Iran following cleric execution


Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday it was severing diplomatic relations with Iran amid escalating tensions over the kingdom’s execution of a prominent Shia cleric.
The move came hours after demonstrators stormed and set fire to the Saudi Embassy in Tehran in protest over the death of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Iranian diplomatic personnel had 48 hours to leave his country and all Saudi diplomatic personnel in Iran had been recalled home.