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Iran Calls Saudi Execution of Cleric a 'Crime'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that Saudi Arabia cannot "hide its crime" of executing a Shi'ite cleric critical of the Riyadh kingdom by severing its diplomatic ties with Tehran. Riyadh executed the cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, last weekend and then cut its diplomatic links with Tehran after demonstrators stormed Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran in protest of the killing, smashing furniture at the Tehran embassy and torching it. "One does not respond...

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