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Analysts: Saudi Arabia Seeks to Project Tough Image Amid Instability

The executions in Saudi Arabia last week of more than 40 dissidents - including a prominent Shi'ite cleric - and the subsequent severing of relations with Iran underscore the Saudi royal family's deep concerns about the stability of the kingdom. The mass execution appeared to be a warning that dissidents will not be tolerated. In neighboring Bahrain, protests over the matter continue. Analysts say the unrest could spread into Saudi Arabia's Shi'ite regions. VOA’s Heather...

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