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Iran warns of extremism fallout in Mideast

4 January 2016 7:17

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Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned against the repercussions of extremism in the Middle East region following Saudi Arabia’s execution of a top Shia cleric.

According to Press TV, Zarif held separate phone conversations on Sunday with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini as well as a number of foreign ministers from regional states.

Zarif reiterated Iran’s condemnation of the execution on Saturday of Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, noting that the Shia cleric’s execution was in line with divisive and pro-terrorism policies which have been ravaging the region and the world.

The foreign minister also underscored the need for coordinated regional and international initiatives to bring a halt to measures against religious groups and tribalism-based policies.

Zarif also said that the Islamic Republic remains fully committed to safeguarding diplomatic missions it hosts.

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