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An archive of news and views about Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, a top Shiite cleric and a critic of the Saudi government who was executed by the Riyadh regime in 2016

Saudi execution of Nimr was big mistake: President Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr earlier this month was a big mistake.

Int’l law Expert: UN Security Council statement, unilateral

According to international law expert Mostafa Mir-Mohammadi, the UNSC statement was a unilateral move which requires contemplation.

Iran won’t be checkmated by the Saudis

A closer look at Iran's foreign policy over the past three decades shows one delicate point: adventurism has no place in Iran's foreign policy, reads an article on Asr-e Iran website.

Senior cleric describes embassy attack as wrong move

Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi, a Shiite source of emulation, has rejected as inappropriate the storming of the Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran following the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

Execution of Nimr, a message by Riyadh to Tehran

Dr. Abdolamir Nabavi says he believes the execution of Nimr was part of a ploy by hardliners both inside the kingdom and outside to muddy the waters and render relations with Iran tense.

Saudis made a mistake; tough days lie ahead

The editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm says his newspaper opposes the death penalties handed down by a corrupt Saudi judicial system which does not appreciate the minimum values of justice and its tools.
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Iran, Saudi Arabia seem to avoid hasty decisions

Tehran’s reaction to the Saudi embassy incident in Tehran shows that Iran seeks to avoid a new crisis in the conflict-hit Middle East region.

Tehran underlines the security of Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran

Tehran police have made a few arrests outside the Saudi embassy in the capital, urging people to pursue their protest at the execution of Sheikh Nimr through legal channels.

Iran strongly condemns execution of Sheikh Nimr

Iranian officials have denounced the execution of a prominent Shiite cleric, urging the world of Islam to show reaction to the killing of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

Saudi executes 47 people, including Sheikh Nimr

Riyadh says it has executed top Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and 47 others, defying international calls for the release of the jailed political dissidents.

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