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Iran blasts execution of Saudi prominent Shiite cleric

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Sat 2 Jan 2016 - 13:49

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iran categorically slammed execution of prominent Saudi Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

"While extremist and Takfiri terrorists are threatening certain regional states, execution of a figure such as Sheikh al-Nimr who had no tool but speech to pursue his political and religious goals shows the deep imprudence and irresponsibility," said Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hassan Jaber-Ansari.

He said that Saudi Arabia is supporting Takfiri terrorist and extremists but speaks with its internal critics with the language of execution and suppression.

The Iranian official warned that those behind the execution will be affected by the irresponsible policy, and Saudi Arabia would pay a heavy price for keeping the policies.

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