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Cleric’s execution: Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran

Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran, responding to the storming of its embassy in Tehran in an escalating row between the rival Middle East powers over Riyadh's execution of a Shia Muslim cleric.

January 4, 2016
January 4, 2016

Saudi Arabia looking for excuse to fuel tensions: Iran

Saudi Arabia used an attack on its embassy in Tehran as a pretext to fuel tensions, Iran's foreign ministry says in response to Riyadh's severing of relations.

January 4, 2016
January 4, 2016

Cleric’s execution: Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran

Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran, responding to the storming of its embassy in Tehran in an escalating row between the rival Middle East powers over Riyadh's execution of a Shia Muslim cleric.