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Iranian cleric predicts fall of Saudi government over Nimr execution

The crime of executing Sheikh Nimr is part of a criminal pattern by this treacherous family.

By: Reuters | Dubai | Updated: January 2, 2016 4:19:21 pm
saudi shi'ite, saudi shi'ite cleric, sheikh nimr al nimr, brother of executed shi'ite, sheikh Nimr al Nimr brother, ISIS, peaceful killing, world news A prominent cleric with close links to Iran’s ruling establishment denounced the execution of a Saudi Shi’ite cleric

A prominent cleric with close links to Iran’s ruling establishment denounced the execution on Saturday of a Saudi Shi’ite cleric and predicted the repercussions would bring down the Saudi ruling family.

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“I have no doubt that this pure blood will stain the collar of the House of Saud and wipe them from the pages of history,” Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, a member of the Assembly of Experts and a Friday prayer leader, was quoted as saying by the Mehr news agency.

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“The crime of executing Sheikh Nimr is part of a criminal pattern by this treacherous family … the Islamic world is expected to cry out and denounce this infamous regime as much as it can,” he added.

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