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
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr earlier this month was a big mistake.
According to international law expert Mostafa Mir-Mohammadi, the UNSC statement was a unilateral move which requires contemplation.
Iranians staged nationwide rallies on Friday to condemn the execution of prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi Arabia.
Iran's health minister says Saudi Arabia's recent execution of top cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr resembles terrorist acts being carried out in the Middle East.
A senior Iranian security official on Wednesday deplored the execution of a prominent Shiite cleric by Saudi Arabia, and said that the move demonstrated Riyadh’s sectarianism.
Zarif told a press conference with his Iraqi counterpart the Saudis have moved against measures taken by Iran to contribute to the restoration of peace and unity in the region.
Director General for Political and International Affairs at Iran’s foreign ministry Hamid Baeedinejad said the international political think tanks and even the allies of Riyadh affirm that the Saudi rulers’ problem with Iran is Tehran’s increasing power, which is a result of the Islamic Republic’s prudent policies in the region.
Iran’s parliament speaker said, “Under the current circumstances, measures are unfortunately taken in the region which are detrimental to the Muslim Ummah and beneficial to the Zionists.”
Iran's UN ambassador has expressed regret that some protesters entered the Saudi Embassy building in Tehran and caused some damage to it despite efforts by the law enforcement forces to prevent them from doing so.
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.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari said Saudi Arabia's severance of ties with Iran is part of Riyadh's efforts to divert attention from its domestic problems.
Iran says that Saudi Arabia has fueled insecurity in the region by making strategic mistakes and adopting hasty and unwise policies which have led to the spread of terrorism and extremism.
The Iranian nation will not allow disobedient groups and individuals inside the country to use this crime as a pretext to conduct illegal acts and cause disgrace for the establishment.
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.
Tehran has said that Saudi Arabia has committed strategic mistakes by violating the rights of Shiite Muslims and minorities, adding the regime is the main drive behind the spread of terrorism in the region.
Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the country has yet to provide a convincing response for its mismanagement of this year’s Hajj.
Rallies were staged in Colombia, Switzerland, the US, Germany, Iran, Bahrain, New Zealand, Canada, France, Ghana and Lebanon, among others.
A senior Iranian official has called on Saudi Arabia to overturn the death penalty handed down to prominent Saudi Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.
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