DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s hardline Revolutionary Guards said Saudi Arabia’s ruling Al Saud family would face a backlash for executing a prominent Shi’ite cleric on Saturday.
“A harsh revenge will strike the Al Saud in the near future and cause the fall of this pro-terrorist, anti-Islamic regime,” the Guards said in a statement carried by the Mehr news agency.
The Sunni kingdom executed Nimr al-Nimr and three other Shi’ites along with dozens of al Qaeda members, stirring sectarian anger across the region.
Reporting by Sam Wilkin; Editing by Kevin Liffey
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