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Saudi Arabia faces 'divine revenge' over cleric's execution: Iran's Khamenei

AFP , Sunday 3 Jan 2016
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (Photo: Reuters)
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Saudi Arabia will face "divine revenge" over its execution of a top Shiite cleric, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Sunday hours after protesters attacked the kingdom's embassy in Tehran.

"The unjustly spilt blood of this martyr will have quick consequences," Khamenei told clerics in the capital, referring to Nimr al-Nimr who was executed along with 46 other men on Saturday.

"This scholar neither encouraged people into armed action nor secretly conspired for plots but the only thing he did was utter public criticism rising from his religious zeal."

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