Iran accuses Saudis of 'sectarian hate-mongering'

Saudi Arabia was “spreading delusional hype about Iran” after failing to derail the nuclear deal reached with world powers, Tehran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “We have no desire or interest in escalation of tension in our neighborhood,” Zarif said in the letter, obtained by AFP. Saudi Arabia cut off diplomatic ties with Iran on Sunday after angry protesters ransacked and set fire to the Saudi Embassy in Tehran over the execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr.

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