Execution of Sheikh Nimr, Daesh-like action by Saudi Arabia: IRGC

Tehran, Jan 3, IRNA – Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) condemned execution of a prominent Shia cleric by Saudi rulers, describing it as a Daesh-like action.

In a statement on Saturday, IRGC stressed that such measures taken by Saudi rulers indicate the collapse of that regime.

Execution of Sheikh Nimr is part of a Zionist plot to sow discord among the Islamic Ummah and the Shia and Sunni Muslims.

The brutality of the terrorist-sponsor Saudi regime was clear violation of human rights and freedom of speech, the statement added.

Measures such as execution of Sheikh Nimr are the outcome of thoughts of Wahhabis, Takfiris and Salafis which the terrorist group of Daesh is a pioneer of today, the IRGC noted.

Undoubtedly, the Saudi rulers will pay high price for their shameful action, the IRGC stressed.

The IRGC further called on the international bodies to avoid taking double-standard stance on the issue and do their duty for it.

Saudi Arabia on Saturday executed Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a Shia Muslim cleric known for his sermons criticizing the kingdom’s government and for his support of political protests in the country’s oil-rich Eastern Province.

The Saudi Interior Ministry on Saturday said 47 people have been executed on charges of what it referred to as terrorism.

Prominent Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr was among those executed.

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