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Saudi Arabia urged to sever diplomatic ties with Iran

Dubai, Sun, 16 Oct 2011 ANI

Dubai, Oct 16(ANI): Saudi Arabian political analysts have claimed that it is time to sever the country's diplomatic ties with Iran.


The calls comes after a plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States, Adel Al Jubair, was discovered and blamed on Iran.


Sultan Al Thaqfi said that diplomatic ties with Iran must be severed, and recalled several incidents of Iranian pilgrims stirring up trouble in Makkah during pilgramages.


Hassan Al Ahdal, another political analyst, told Gulf News, that Iran is worried about losing its only Arab ally, Syria, because of domestic turmoil there, "so it is creating havoc in other countries".


"Targeting Saudi diplomats is one way to weaken Saudi diplomacy as well as fomenting civil disturbances in GCC states, most notably, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain," he added.


Iran is also believed to have had a hand in the Al Khobar blast, which claimed the lives of 19 people and injured 372. (ANI)


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