January 4, 2016 15:28 IST

Saudi Arabia severs ties with Iran as protests rage

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Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran early on Sunday as Shi'ite Muslim Iran reacted with fury to Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric. Credit: Reuters
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Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran early on Sunday as Shi'ite Muslim Iran reacted with fury to Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric. Credit: Reuters
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Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran early on Sunday as Shi'ite Muslim Iran reacted with fury to Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric. Credit: Reuters
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Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran early on Sunday as Shi'ite Muslim Iran reacted with fury to Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric. Credit: Reuters
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Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran early on Sunday as Shi'ite Muslim Iran reacted with fury to Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric. Credit: Reuters
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Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran early on Sunday as Shi'ite Muslim Iran reacted with fury to Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric. Credit: Reuters