Map of Saudi and Iran proxy war

The map was first published in November. And although the facts on the ground have not changed substantially since that time, tensions have continued to rise exponentially.


On January 2, Saudi Arabia executed 47 alleged terrorists, including a prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr. The execution immediately drew outrage from the Shiite world and culminated in an Iranian mob torching the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran and clashes between the Shiite majority in Bahrain and the police in the Sunni-run country on January 3.


In response to these events, Saudi Arabia has severed diplomatic ties with Iran. So far, Sudan, Bahrain, and Somalia have also cut diplomatic ties with Iran in an expansion of tensions throughout the region.


The United Arab Emirates and Kuwait have both also downgraded diplomatic relations with Iran following Saudi Arabia’s lead.


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