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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Previously Labour's Jeremy Corbyn wrote to UK PM David Cameron on behalf of the teenager, Ali al Nimr, asking him to step in and try to secure his life and freedom.
According to the Labour List in August 2015 Saudi had already beheaded more people than Daesh or ISIL for that year; their report "Corbyn was right to highlight the UK’s dealings with Saudi Arabia" makes for interesting reading.
The British Tory government were set to work even closer with the Saudi authorities but with pressure from the Labour party did a U Turn in October 2015; read "Corbyn claims victory after Cameron u-turns on Saudi prison deal."
The Saudi Interior Ministry said "the 47 had been convicted of adopting the radical "takfiri" ideology, joining "terrorist organisations" and implementing various "criminal plots"."
45 Saudi nationals were executed along with a Chad national plus an Egyptian.
In Bahrain protesters took to the streets to vent their anger; but in Bahrain protesters risk all by daring to speak out. Bahrain is another country where the west chooses a blinkered approach.
Saudi is a majority Sunni Muslim country and those executed after being declared guilty of charges were Shia Muslims.
Iran is a majority Shia Muslim country with a small percentage of Sunnis.
It looks complicated when you look across from a western country such as the UK and probably is even locally.
But one thing is clear-the UK and western partners have been making big money out of supporting Saudi Arabia by supplying arms and weapons.
Having declared Gadhafi in Libya and Hussein in Iraq despot dictators who needed removing from office the west stays silent on Saudi.
The western conscience is of course driven by good economics, self-service and what is in it for us.
How many of the 47 executed warranted a death sentence by any country's standards? How many were simply killed for having a voice?
At least 4 protesters killed in Saudi mass executions
Check out our earlier reports;
February 2014 -Prince Charles looks the fool but why is he in Saudi
Duplicitous British government arms sales
Syrian conflict good business for some