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Posted by on Jan 3, 2016 in International, Iran, Middle East, Saudi Arabia | 5 comments

Saudi execution of Shi’ite cleric sparks outrage

Saudi Arabia’s execution Saturday of a prominent Shi’ite cleric and 46 other men prompted outrage in parts of the Middle East, with Iran warning Riyadh would pay a “high price.” But several Saudi allies offered their support after Riyadh implemented death sentences against cleric Nimr al-Nimr, Shiite activists and Sunnis accused of involvement in Al-Qaeda attacks.…

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