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Fallout between Saudi Arabia and Iran deepens

The fallout from the diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Iran continues to spread across the Middle East. Kuwait is the latest country to take sides. The country recalled its Ambassador from Tehran. The crisis began after Saudi Arabia executed a Shiite cleric over the weekend, leading to protests in Iran and fires at the Saudi embassy in Iran. Saudi Arabia then severed diplomatic ties with Iran. There are concerns the ongoing crisis will lead to more sectarian violence in the region. We’ll examine the root causes of the row with Ahmad Sadri, a professor of sociology and anthropology at Lake Forest College. PHOTO: In this Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 file photo, Iranian and Turkish demonstrators hold pictures of Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr as they protest outside the Saudi Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. Diplomatic tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which began with the kingdom’s execution of al-Nimr and later saw attacks on Saudi diplomatic posts in the Islamic Republic, have seen countries around the world respond. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)

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