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    UN Condemns Embassy Attack, Iran Faces Isolation

    Did Tehran just get played by Riyadh? The U.N. Security Council has condemned the attack on Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Iran, saying Iranian officials must “protect diplomatic and consular property and personnel.” But the panel didn’t mention the execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, which sparked the violence, and some suggest that Iran’s reaction has played into Saudi hands. Having progressed this past year, most notably signing a nuclear deal with the U.S. and five other global powers, Tehran is now finding itself being isolated again on the international stage.

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