THE MIDDLE EAST

40 People Arrested After Saudi Embassy Attack in Iran

Iranian officials said that 40 people have been arrested for sacking the Saudi embassy in Tehran, according to the Iranian Students' News Agency. On Saturday the Saudi embassy was seized and parts of it destroyed after Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite cleric named Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has condemned the attack, blaming it on "extremist individuals."