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Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran in biggest stand-off since 80s

Saudi government gives Iran's ambassador 48 hours to leave after protesters set its embassy in Teheran on fire

Protesters gathering at a demonstration against Saudi Arabia's execution of cleric Nimr al-Nimr, at Imam Hossein Square in Teheran on Monday.


Saudi Arabia severed ties with Iran in the biggest meltdown in relations between the two Middle Eastern power brokers in almost three decades, raising the spectre of deepening conflicts across the fragile region.

The Saudi government gave Iran's ambassador 48 hours to leave