Moments ago, the Saudi foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, announced on a televised news conference that Saudi Arabia would be breaking off all ties to Iran and that Iranian diplomats have no more than 48 hours to leave the Gulf kingdom. This move comes less than 24 hours after angered Iranian protestors set the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran ablaze.

Furthermore, Adel al-Jubeir added that “Saudi Arabia would not allow Iran to undermine the kingdom’s security.” Additionally, the Saudi foreign minister mentioned that “Iran had revealed its true face represented in support for terrorism.” Tensions have been on the rise between the two states after Saudi Arabia executed top-Shia Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr along with 47 other men accused of ‘terrorism-related offenses’.

On the other hand, the supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned Saturday that “Saudi Arabia would face divine vengeance for the execution of Sheikh Nimr”. The heated rhetoric underscored the mounting tensions between the two powers, each of which considers itself the leader of the Islamic world and supports opposing sides in conflicts across the region.

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Ali Hamieh
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Ali Hamieh

Obviously their end is near, the real question is how will they fall?

Mohammed Farooque
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Mohammed Farooque

To fall they will InshaAllah with a deafening thunder.

Valentýn Novák
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Valentýn Novák

But I am afraid what will come after fu*cking Saudis….

Ralph Omar Woessner
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Ralph Omar Woessner

So next is the Iron fist? Saudies declare war on Iran, is that what Israel wants- ludicrous ?

Abdullah Al-Siqilli
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Abdullah Al-Siqilli

Won’t lose sleep.

Sal Reugen
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Sal Reugen

good word choice for the headline.

Zach Smith
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Zach Smith

Good for them.

Gabriel Martin
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Gabriel Martin

Alfredo Parra ………

Denis Guay
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Denis Guay

Severing ties as they’re severing heads. @12345armagedon

Omar Veril
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Omar Veril

We need to remember that Israel has been pulling a lot of strings, maybe there going further than Palestine, greed rules the elite

Mitchell O'Regan
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Mitchell O'Regan

I didn’t think they had any in the first place

Syed Sajad
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Syed Sajad

Man ke chote vabhio ke

Mohammed Farooque
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Mohammed Farooque

It isn’t a big deal. To he’ll with them.

Scott Macmillan
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Scott Macmillan

They stopped Iranian’s from visiting Meccaa.

Mary Shabbiha Woodward
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Mary Shabbiha Woodward

War media to have a field day, sectarianizing…I’m not worried that the colonialist “Death Takes a Holiday” treaty inflicted upon Iran, may soon be ending.