Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Relations With Iran Over Execution Protests

January 3, 2016 8:48 PM

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Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Relations With Iran Over Execution Protests

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it had severed ties with Iran over the storming of the Saudi embassy in Tehran, in a worsening diplomatic crisis between the regional rivals following the kingdom's execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric.

Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told a news conference Iran's diplomatic mission and related entities in Saudi Arabia had been given 48 hours to leave.

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