Iran says Saudi will face divine revenge

    Iran says Saudi will face divine revenge

    Jan 3, Tehran: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei  has said that Saudi Arabia will face "divine revenge" after the execution of a revered Shiite cleric.

    Khamenei made the comments Sunday, a day after Riyadh announced the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr

    Khamenei's website carried the comments by the ayatollah, who also criticized the ongoing Saudi-led war in Yemen against Shiite rebels, as well as the "persecution" of Shiites living in Saudi-allied Bahrain, media reports said.

    Meanwhile on Sunday, Khamenei's Twitter account said: "Doubtlessly, unfairly spilled blood of oppressed martyr (hashtag)SheikhNimr will affect rapidly & Divine revenge will seize Saudi politicians."

    Protesters in Iran, angered by al-Nimr's execution, broke into the Saudi Embassy early Sunday, setting fires and throwing papers from the roof.

    The Oslo Times


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