Saudi Arabia executed 47 people on Friday
Among them was a prominent Shiite cleric, accused of terror offences.
Iran led the condemnation of the killing
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saudi Arabia would face 'divine revenge' for executing Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr - the Saudi embassy in Tehran was stormed by protesters over the weekend. *
Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Iran
On Sunday, Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry said it had ordered all Iranian diplomatic personnel to leave the country within 48 hours. *
Allies of Saudi Arabia also acted against Iran
- Bahrain, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates were among the kingdom's regional allies who took varying diplomatic actions against Tehran.
Iran accused Saudi coalition of hitting its embassy in Sanaa
- Tehran claimed an airstrike damaged its embassy in the Yemeni capital, although some reports question the accuracy of the Iranian's complaint.
Deputy crown prince gives interview to The Economist
- Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince and defence minister, Muhammad bin Salman, has given an interview to The Economist.
Mr. bin Salman defended the execution of 47 prisoners last weekend and insisted the court that convicted them did not make a distinction between whether a person was Sunni or Shiite.
The deputy crown prince said Saudi Arabia did not want a war with Iran, saying it would be a ' a major catastrophe' for the Middle East.