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
Ali Hamieh
2016-01-03 21:41

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

Mohammed Farooque
Mohammed Farooque
2016-01-04 09:38
Reply to  Ali Hamieh

To fall they will InshaAllah with a deafening thunder.

Valentýn Novák
Valentýn Novák
2016-01-04 10:58
Reply to  Ali Hamieh

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

Ralph Omar Woessner
Ralph Omar Woessner
2016-01-03 21:43

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

Abdullah Al-Siqilli
Abdullah Al-Siqilli
2016-01-03 21:48

Won’t lose sleep.

Sal Reugen
Sal Reugen
2016-01-03 21:49

good word choice for the headline.

Zach Smith
Zach Smith
2016-01-03 21:54

Good for them.

Gabriel Martin
Gabriel Martin
2016-01-03 22:47

Alfredo Parra ………

Omar Veril
Omar Veril
2016-01-03 23:28

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
Mitchell O'Regan
2016-01-03 23:36

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

Denis Guay
Denis Guay
2016-01-03 23:09

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

Syed Sajad
Syed Sajad
2016-01-04 02:21

Man ke chote vabhio ke

Mohammed Farooque
Mohammed Farooque
2016-01-04 09:44

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

Scott Macmillan
Scott Macmillan
2016-01-04 11:11

They stopped Iranian’s from visiting Meccaa.

Mary Shabbiha Woodward
Mary Shabbiha Woodward
2016-01-04 12:27

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.