Saudi Arabia Severs Ties With Iran As Protesters Burnt Down Saudi Embassy In Tehran

This is exactly what the senseless execution of one man can cause.  Sectarian protests and violence is raging as we speak in the Middle East following Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric. And now it appears to have sparked a serious diplomatic rift. Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Sunday that his country is severing ties with Iran. Iranian diplomats in Saudi Arabia have 48 hours to leave the country, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told reporters, CNN reports.

This is coming as protesters stormed Saudi embassy in Tehran, in a worsening diplomatic crisis between the regional rivals following the kingdom's execution of a prominent Shiite Cleric Nimr al-Nimr, an outspoken opponent of the kingdom's ruling Al Saudi family.

Earlier, the Iranian government had summoned the Saudi ambassador to condemn al-Nimr's execution. Saudi Arabia returned the slap, summoning the Iranian ambassador in Riyadh to vehemently object to Iran's condemnation.
These were the words of the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on twitter;
  1. Surely, martyr will be graced by God & no doubt Divine revenge will seize oppressors who killed him & it is the point of relief.
  2. Those truly concerned about destiny of humans, human rights & justice, must watch Saudi crimes & avoid indifference toward them.
  3. Saudi army’s oppressing of Bahrainis & destruction of their homes & months of bombing of Yemenis are other cases of Saudi regime’s crimes.
  4. ’s martyrdom & unfair bloodshed is Saudi govt’s political mistake. Islamic world & whole world must be concerned about the crime.
  5. The only act of was outspoken criticism and he promoted virtue and prohibited vice which was due to his religious zeal.