Saudis sever ties with Iran: minister

AAP

Saudi Arabia says it has severed ties with Iran over the storming of the Saudi embassy in Tehran.

It comes amid a worsening diplomatic crisis between the regional rivals following the kingdom's execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric.

Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told a news conference Iran's diplomatic mission and related entities in Saudi Arabia had been given 48 hours to leave.

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