What’s the Real Story Behind Saudi Arabia’s Execution of Shia Cleric al-Nimr?

The execution of Shi’ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr and 46 convicted al-Qaeda members by the Saudis triggered a still-unfolding crisis between the Kingdom and Iran. Protesters in Tehran set fire to the Saudi embassy, and the Iranian government threatened that the Saudis will face “divine” revenge. Riyadh responded by severing diplomatic relations and ordering Iran’s ambassador […]