Saudi Arabia breaks off diplomatic ties with Iran

Baku, January 4, AZERTAC

Saudi Arabia has cut off diplomatic ties with Iran following the storming of its embassy in Tehran, according to Euronews. Iran’s envoy has been given 48 hours to quit the Saudi kingdom.

The escalating row between the rival Middle East powers over Saudi Arabia’s execution of a Muslim Shia cleric has caused alarm in the US and triggered a jump in the price of oil.

47 Saudi diplomats and their relatives were evacuated from Iran after their embassy was stormed by protesters in Tehran, Saudi foreign ministry spokesperson Osama Naqli reported. The diplomats landed in Dubai on their way home to the kingdom, according to Al Arabiya TV.

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