Saudi Arabia to pay 'high price' for executing Shiite cleric: Iran

AFP | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 2, 2016, 9:08 pm IST
Updated Mar 26, 2019, 12:41 pm IST
Saudi government supports terrorist movements and extremists, says IRNA agency.
Saudis carry a poster demanding freedom for jailed Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, during a funeral procession, in Tarut, Saudi Arabia. (Photo: AP)
 Saudis carry a poster demanding freedom for jailed Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, during a funeral procession, in Tarut, Saudi Arabia. (Photo: AP)

Tehran: Saudi Arabia will pay "a high price" for executing prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr on Saturday, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari said.

"The Saudi government supports terrorist movements and extremists, but confronts domestic critics with oppression and execution... the Saudi government will pay a high price for following these policies," Ansari said, quoted by the official IRNA news agency. 

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