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Iran: executing Sheikh Nimr would cost Saudi Arabia dearly"

02.01.2016

Saudi Arabia executed 47 people on Saturday for terrorism, including the prominent Shiite Muslim cleric Nimr Baqr al-Nimr, the countrys interior ministry said in a statement. Most of those executed were involved in a series of attacks carried out by al Qaeda from 2003-06, it said. Shiite Iran had warned that executing Sheikh Nimr would cost Saudi Arabia dearly". The brother of Sheikh al-Nimr said he hopes any reaction to the killing will be peaceful.
ME-Journal.ru
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