Saudi Arabia will cut all diplomatic ties with Iran, the Saudi foreign ministry said on Sunday.
Saudi officials said that Iranian diplomats have 48 hours to leave the country, according to CNN.
Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told a news conference that "Riyadh would not allow the Islamic Republic to undermine the Sunni kingdom's security," according to Reuters.
He added: “The Iranian regime has a long record of violating foreign diplomatic missions."
The move comes after Iranian protesters attacked the Saudi embassy in Tehran, ransacking and setting fire to the building in retaliation for Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shia cleric and 46 others on Saturday.
Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, an outspoken critic of Saudi Arabia's treatment of its Shia Muslim minority, was executed on charges of inciting domestic terrorism and plotting to overthrow the Saudi government.
One day after the mass execution, the Saudi government released infographics explaining the charges that were made against each individual who had been sentenced to death, including al-Nimr: