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Saudi Arabia cuts diplomatic ties with Iran over embassy storming


… from  Russia Today,  Moscow

The Saudi Royals lit this fire themselves, through their incompetent leadership

The Saudi Royals lit this fire themselves, through their incompetent leadership

[ Editor’s Note: Now we know why the Saudi Royal Family executed al-Nimr. They knew it would trigger a backlash, with attacks on its embassy a given. I would bet the farm that the Saudis had emptied them out beforehand, knowing damn well what would happen.

Below the Saudi foreign minister is claiming Iran has been setting up terror cells in KSA. But why would Iran do that? It has no beef with the Saudi people, just the state sponsors of terror running it.

Expect to see a wave of Saudi Intel-arranged attacks inside the Kingdom, with the Israelis maybe chipping in with a few. These will be used for a crackdown on the opposition and to blame it all on Iran to divert the bad press that KSA is getting.

But it won’t work, because these are Cold War tactics that even cab drivers have a masters degree equivalent in being able to spot. What we might see instead is Saudi embassies being protested all over the world. The Royal Family is literally playing with fire here, as I wrote in a recent submission to New Eastern Outlook.

Saudi and Iran relations are literally up in smoke now

Saudi and Iranian relations are literally up in smoke now

These are desperate measures, and if they continue, the blood will be splattered all the way to Washington, because it has been an abler and abettor in all that the Saudis have done; we have a joint defense arrangement, where American servicemen can be deployed to fight for state sponsors of terror.

That is a crummy use of our troops, but what else is new? Don’t hold your breath over the Vet orgs doing anything about it. They won’t.

Most will duck it, and do the fluff stuff where there is no risk. They tend to rubber-stamp whatever policy is on the table that puts more money into the military, or else they keep their mouths shut.

As for the Saudi government, if they think the world has forgotten their horrible handling of the pilgrimage slaughter in Mecca, they have lost their minds. Respect for the Kingdom is going down like a stock market crash.

We hope the Saudi people will be able to sort it all out eventually. Maybe they will introduce their ruling class to the fate they have dished out to others. In the meantime, maybe others will want the Saudi embassy closed in their countries, and wait until a new Saudi government is in power to open them back upJim W. Dean ]


Saudi Foreign Minister Jabil

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir

– First published  …  January 03, 2016

Saudi Arabia has cut diplomatic ties with Iran over the storming of its embassy in Tehran on Saturday. The move comes while relations between the regional rivals are plunging over the execution of a top Shiite cleric.

Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir demanded that the Iranian diplomatic mission and related entities leave the country within 48 hours.

He said Riyadh would not allow the Islamic Republic to undermine the Sunni kingdom’s security.

Jubeir claimed the Tehran attack was similar to what he called earlier Iranian assaults on foreign embassies there, accusing Iran of creating “terrorist cells’ inside Saudi Arabia.

The kingdom, in light of these realities, announces the cutting of diplomatic relations with Iran and requests the departure of delegates of diplomatic missions of the embassy and consulate and offices related to it within 48 hours. The ambassador has been summoned to notify them,” the foreign minister said.

The Saudi diplomats who were evacuated from Tehran following Saturday night’s attack have arrived in Dubai en route to Saudi Arabia, Al Arabiya reported.

The move comes after angry Iranian protesters stormed and set ablaze the Saudi embassy in Tehran on Saturday night during a rally in condemnation of Riyadh’s execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

Nimr was among 47 people beheaded or shot by firing squad across Saudi Arabia on Saturday in the biggest single-day execution spree since 1980.

All but four of the condemned were convicted as Al-Qaeda members, while Nimr and three other Shias were accused of inciting riots among Saudi Arabia’s Shia minority between 2010 and 2012, when Nimr was arrested.

LIVE UPDATES: Uproar in Middle East after Saudi Arabia executes top Shiite cleric

The execution of Nimr, a public figure popular with youths, alongside terrorists responsible for a series of bombings carried out between 2003 and 2006, provoked additional outrage in the Shia world. Iran summoned the Saudi ambassador, and just hours later, a mob set fire to the Saudi embassy in Tehran, chanting “Death to Al Saud!” – the ruling family of Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi consulate in the city of Mashhad in northwestern Iran was also attacked by protesters on Saturday, with police interfering after rocks and Molotov cocktails were thrown at the building.

Earlier on Sunday, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, released a provocative cartoon, which drew a comparison between the executions by Saudi Arabia with those carried out by Islamic State terrorists.

Khamenei also issued a statement saying “divine vengeance” would surely befall Saudi Arabia because of its execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and condemning Riyadh for its bombing campaign in Yemen and support for the Bahraini regime.

Police were forced to use tear gas to disperse the protesters, who made their way into the building and trashed the ground floor of the embassy, tearing apart Saudi flags, furniture and documents.

The building then caught fire and was engulfed in huge big blaze, apparently caused by Molotov cocktails thrown by the rioters.



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12 Responses to "Saudi Arabia cuts diplomatic ties with Iran over embassy storming"

  1. Raptor  January 4, 2016 at 3:55 am

    All part of the Global plan in an effort to control the middle east. Turkey and now, Saudi Arabia are in play. The proxy will be Iran therefor killing two birds with one stone. None here know if anyone was actually executed. All that is known is what was, or has been, reported. Regardless, someone wants an expansion of conflict within this region and is working overtime to achieve this goal.

    Someone actually had the guts to report that the recent shooting in Israel may have been sponsored by Israel itself, even claiming that they filmed it. Several parties are involved in this effort and many people are writing blogs about these actions. My question would be exactly where are they getting their intel and from whom?


  2. williammartin  January 4, 2016 at 12:44 am

    Mr Dean.

    Instead of VT targeting the Sheeple which is WORTHLESS.

    It is time to send the message to Law Enforcement and Military.

    Tyranny starts at the TOP/DOWN. Once those below realize they don’t have an ADMIT ONE or ADMIT MY FAMILY entry card to those tax paid bunkers when all hell breaks out it might pay to bring those to their senses first.

    The Message should be organized and carried to those at the bottom. Many Sheriff’s and Police are waking up and from video’s it seems the Military is too.

  3. williammartin  January 4, 2016 at 12:40 am

    ISIS beheads a few… THEIR BAD!

    Saudi’s a US Allie kill’s 90 a year+ the same way and their GOOD!

    Just as inasmuch as an alleged School shooting is supposed to send waves of fear into Americans. But the Israeli’s, US and Saudi’s bombing hospitals isn’t? Then we have the drone POGROM where people are targeted not based on facts, trials but because they are “Enemies of the State.”

  4. jo phoenix  January 4, 2016 at 12:13 am

    just what Israel wanted in order to stop our deal with Iran. The label terroeist state. But an awaken America is no longer in the dark ,thanks to Veterans Today!

  5. Altimometer  January 3, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    The KSA would know a “terror cell” when they see one having experience running and financing them for some time with training done by their friends.

  6. Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  January 3, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Execution of a prominent Wahhabi cleric also sends a message to Saudi clerics supporting a KSA prince’s putsch against the Saudi d-Ruler.

    • Laika von old Monkshusen  January 3, 2016 at 11:37 pm

      The Saudi/Wahhabi satanic “princes/princesses” are Dönmeh Jews (Dr. Kevin Barrett said so), they, and Western talmudists, invented Wahhabism (and later on installed these psychopathic desert pirates to steal the Muslims’ oil). No wonder then, that the regime of the Zionist entity, the ones who pretty much control the UK and the U$ and the West, the Wahhabi satanic goats (Saudis, “ISIS”, Al Qa Dae), and Turkey, are collaborating closely. They (the Dönmehs) are also responsible for the Armenian Genocide. (the collapse of the Ottoman Empire)

  7. Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  January 3, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    JWD’s editorial note is a plausible scenario for the demented Saudi d-Ruler to counter opposition — no doubt strategized with assistance by some at CIA, MI6 and/or Mossad.

    When CIA, MI6, DGSE, BND, Mossad & KGB helped to oust the Shah and to install Khomeini in Iran, Western intel agencies used the intentionally-fomented U.S. embassy storming and embassy hostage taking by Iranians to cover Western support for installation of British ex-agent Khomeini as Iran’s Supreme Leader. A fact well-known to most/all Iranian intellectuals.

    Pulling a page from covert-ops history books, the Saudis and Western intel are now using Saudi embassy stormings & trashings to justify internal Saudi crackdowns to retard removal of the retarded and/or demented Saudi d-Ruler (or drooler).

    Since Bibi may be feeling the flame close to the thin electoral thread from which Bibi is hanging in the Israeli Knesset (with The Bear’s Sword of Damocles hanging over his head), Bibi’s Rothschild-loyal Mossad may or may not have played a role in these KSA shenanigans.

    However, Mideast & global oil/gas hegemony was probably close to the minds & hearts (if any) of the CIA/MI6 boys & girls who dreamed up the embassy-storming crackdown ploy.

    • Raptor  January 4, 2016 at 7:07 am

      I agree with this line of reason however, I feel something deeper is in store. Is it possible that the Kingdom is about to be cut loose or are they just rearranging the furniture? My favorite PHD says that the Saudi’s have been played and I highly doubt he’s far off base.


  8. ayelyahbenjamin  January 3, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Saudi’s feigning high ground they don’t have….they lit a fuse with purpose and intent, their cruel and meciless kingdom has already fallen and no paid off mouths or media spin will save it..time accelerates upon them

  9. coffeelover  January 3, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    The world is watching the playing field and the players, good or bad, will be all exposed. The more desperate the players the sooner they come out and get caught. That’s the nature of the game and it is only a matter of time. Turkey last year and now Saudi Arabia. Political murder of a religious leader is a measure of the last resort type and always backfires. I will watch how these evil empires can handle the crisis they have created.

  10. acg149  January 3, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    It’ll be interesting if the criminal saudi regime tries to deny Shia and Iranians entry to Mecca.

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