Saudi Arabia announced late on Sunday that is officially severing ties with Iran after having two of its diplomatic posts were attacked in the Tehran and Mashhad.
Flames rise from Saudi Arabia's embassy during a demonstration in Tehran January 2, 2016. (Reuters)
A copycat protestalso broke out at the Saudi consulate in the Iranian city of Mashhad on Sunday.
The foreign minister vowed that Riyadh will not allow Tehran to sabotage Saudi or the region’s security.