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
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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.