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Saudi summons Iran envoy over 'aggressive' Tehran statement

AFP , Saturday 2 Jan 2016

Saudi Arabia summoned Iran's envoy to protest an "aggressive" statement by Tehran on the Saturday execution of prominent Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, the foreign ministry said.

The ministry "handed the Iranian ambassador... a stern protest letter over the aggressive Iranian statements on the legal sentences carried out today against terrorists in the kingdom," said a statement published by the official SPA news agency.

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