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.
Rallies Held in Iran to Condemn Saudi Execution of Sheikh Nimr
Iranians staged nationwide rallies on Friday to condemn the execution of prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi Arabia.
Saudi execution of Nimr looks like act of terror: Minister
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.
Iran’s Shamkhani: Execution of Shiite Cleric Unveils Riyadh’s Sectarian Policy
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.
Saudi Arabia needs to stop fueling tension in Mideast, Iran says
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.
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.
Diplomat: Severance of Iran Ties One More Saudi Mistake
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.
Saudi Arabia severing Iran ties wrong policy: Larijani
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.”
UN envoy: Iran doing best to arrest attackers of Saudi Embassy
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.
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.
Saudi Arabia sees survival in escalating tensions: Iran
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.
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.
Official: Saudi Arabia can’t cover up mistake by cutting ties with Iran
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.
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.
President Rouhani: Saudi sectarianism behind execution of Sheikh Nimr
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.
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.
Leader condemns Saudi execution of Sheikh Nimr
The Supreme Leader has slammed the silence of those who claim to be advocates of freedom, democracy and human rights, and their support for the Saudi regime which is killing innocent people.
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 summons Saudi deputy mission chief over Nimr execution
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.
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.
Saudi Arabia to pay dearly if cleric Nimr executed: Iran
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.
Activists in 20 countries call for release of Saudi Shia cleric
Rallies were staged in Colombia, Switzerland, the US, Germany, Iran, Bahrain, New Zealand, Canada, France, Ghana and Lebanon, among others.
Iran’s Hashemi calls on Riyadh to overturn Nimr’s death ruling
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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