RIYADH: After execution of Shia cleric, Saudi Arabia has ordered Iranian Ambassador to Riyadh to leave the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia within 24 hours.
In a response over the execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimar al-Nimr on Saturday along with 46 others, angry crowds in Iran in a protest set fire Saudi Embassy in Tehran. The official spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Hussain Jabar Ansari warned the Saudi Arabia of divine revenge.
On the other side, Saudi government stated that the reaction of Iranian government will be considered as an intervention in internal affairs of Saudi Arabia. An Iraqi lawmaker, Haitham Al-Jubouri has declared it the beginning of the end of the royal family of Saudi. “This move came ignite sectarian strife in the region and the world as well”, he added.