Sunday Saudi Arabia officially cut its ties to Iran giving embassy officials 48 hours to get out of the country.
All things are relative and that includes the severing of diplomatic ties; Bahrain and Sudan have now cut all ties with Iran but the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has opted to downgrade its relations; the UAE is home to thousands of Iranians which could be one reason for the lesser approach.
There have been protests against Saudi Arabia in Turkey, Pakistan, India and Lebanon.
In Iraq two people were killed as "Sunni mosques [were] bombed in town south of Baghdad" reports Al-Jazeera?
The UK along with its western allies is working with Saudi Arabia in its fight against Daesh; but is Saudi Arabia working to a different agenda we wonder?
Sky News has the following from the government and its response to the diplomatic freefall currently underway in the Middle East;
Britain's Treasury minister David Gauke said the executions were "wrong", but he defended the UK's close relationship with the Saudi regime.
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