Riyadh severs diplomatic ties with Tehran

On Saturday, Saudi Jewish ‘royals’ executed 47 Saudi Arabian citizens accused of delegitimizing the most anti-Muslim government in the region after its ally Israel. Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, one of country’s top Shi’ite cleric and critic of Riyadh’s support of the US-Israel created ISIS was among them. His execution is condemned by the UNHRC, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei, and Iraq’s former prime minister Nuri al-Maliki (2006-2014), who said “the execution of country’s top Shi’ite cleric will be the downfall of Saudi regime.”

Riyadh sent hundreds of armored vehicles to Shi’ite majority Qatif area to terrorize the community protesting the execution. In Bahrain, the Sunni-minority government used tear gas on country’s Shi’ite-majority protesting against Saudi barbarism.

On Sunday, thousands of Iranians protested in front of Saudi Arabian embassy on Tehran’s Boustan Street. Some protestors damage a portion of the building housing KSA embassy. On Sunday, in a unanimously passed resolution, Tehran City Council renamed the street, Ayatollah Nimr Baqir al-Nimr St.

In response, Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir told a news conference on Sunday that he has ordered Iranian ambassador to leave KSA within next 48 hours. Saudi, US and Israeli ally, Bahrain has recalled its ambassador from Tehran.

American freelance journalist and writer from Denver, Colorado (USA) Yuram Abdullah Weiler in an interview with the Tehran Times said: “The current anti-Muslim hysteria in the western world provides an ideal backdrop for the Saudis to make a massive public beheading of state proclaimed “terrorists”, which was the largest public beheading since the mass execution in 1980 of 63 radicals involved in the take-over of the Grand Mosque in Makkah. One of the three charges against those slaughtered was “planning to damage the nation’s economy and harm the Kingdom’s status, its relations and interests with brotherly and friendly countries by; storming the “US consulate”. So we see the Saudi officials felt that Sheikh Nimr was a threat to its relations with it benefactor, “the brotherly and friendly” United States, where 30 people were shot and killed on New Year’s Day and another 74 wounded“.

The Saudi ‘royals’ have more things in common with the US and Israel than the Muslim world. In some way, latest executions could educate Muslim leaders about the anti-Islam Saudi agenda.

Tehran has no reason to lose its sleep over Riyadh’s diplomatic fart because since 1979 Islamic Revolution, the relations between the two countries has continued to slide down the drain due to Tehran’s support for Islamic resistance against the US and Israel. Iran not only carry more strategic importance to Russia and China – it has far more Oil/gas reserves than Saudi Arabia. Iran has more stable economy than Saudi Arabia which faces over 40% unemployment and has spent $80 billion on its military to maintain its dictatorial regime. Iran’s annual military budget is less than $7 billion even though it is surrounded by over two dozen US and NATO military bases in seven neighboring countries.

Western Jewish media (WSJ, CNBC, etc.) has claimed that since Riyadh’s decision, the oil prices has already jumped 3% – A good news for Iranian economy.

However, Iranians wishing to perform annual pilgrimage (Hajj) will face more problems. Saudi ‘royals’ have used this occasion to show their Wahhabi hatred toward Iran’s Shi’ite pilgrims. In September 2015, a pre-planned stampede killed 2000 pilgrims including 450 from Iran.

Saudi ‘royals’ are currently waging US-Israel proxy wars against Shi’ites in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Yemen.

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