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Velayati: Saudi will pay the price for martyrdom of Ayatollah Nimr al-Nimr

3 January 2016 18:50


Head of Strategic Center at the Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati on Sunday strongly condemned execution of prominent Saudi Shia cleric Ayatollah Nimr al-Nimr and said there is no doubt that Saudi kingdom will pay the price for the murder.

He tod reporters that the Islamic Republic of Iran has shown its official reaction and the Muslim and pious people are very sad for the news.

In fact, the people expressed their anger and solidarity with Saudi Shia Community over the murder, Velayati said.

The Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemns such events and believes that the Saudi kingdom will pay the price for the crimes and will make the Saudi people whether Sunni or Shia more united to punish Saudi regime, Velayati said.

Saudi officials were directly involved in the execution of Ayatollah Nimr al-Nimr as well as indirect abduction and arrest of Nigerian religious leader Sheikh Zakzaky, he said.

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