Jan 3, 2016, 11:18 AM
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Leader: God’s revenge will undoubtedly befall Saudi regime

Tehran, Jan 3, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the Almighty will certainly and speedily avenge the blood of Shahid (Martyr) Nimr al-Nimr which was shed in an unjust manner.

Talking in one of the courses he teaches on Sunday morning, the Ayatollah strongly condemned the heinous crime of the Saudi regime in killing the Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr and said the revenge of the Almighty will certainly befall the Saudi politicians.

The Leader went on to stress the need for the world to feel responsible towards this very particular crime as well as other ones of this nature being committed by Saudi regime in Yemen and Bahrain.

Ayatollah Khamenei said that the martyred scholar never indulged in provoking public armed uprising nor was involved in secret plots but simply embarked on slamming the evil acts encouraged by religious fanaticism.

The Supreme Leader said the shedding of the blood of Shahid al-Nimr was a political miscalculation by the Saudi government and said the God will never neglect the blood which was shed unjustfully, so this act of Saudi Arabia will get back to its politicians and administrators.

He vigorously condemned the silence of those who claim advocating freedom, democracy and human rights and blasted their support for the Saudi regime which sheds the blood of innocent people only because they criticize and oppose its policies.

Ayatollah Khamenei urged the Islamic world and the globe in general to feel responsible towards this act of Saudi Arabia.

The Supreme Leader referred to torture and oppression of Bahraini citizens and destroying their homes by Saudi army as well as bombing of the country (Yemen), which has been going on for over ten months now, as other cases of the Saudi regime crimes. He added those who are sincere in their claims of loving mankind and supporting human rights have to follow these cases and not remain indifferent to them.

Ayatollah Khamenei said Shahid al-Nimr will certainly receive the mercy of the Almighty.

He said what soothes the grief of losing the Shahid is the fact that the Almighty will avenge his blood in no time.

Iran has 'strongly' condemned the execution of the senior Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari said on Saturday that Saudi Arabia backs terrorists, but executes people who criticize the regime.

He said while extremist and Takfiri terrorists were threatening the regional and global security and even the very existence of some regional governments, the execution of a man like Sheikh al-Nimr who had no tool but preaching his ideas to promote his political and religious objectives, proves nothing but the depth of irrationality and irresponsibility of the Saudi officials.

The spokesman said the Saudi Arabian government is using language of execution and suppression against its opponents, while offering support to terrorist and extremist groups at the same time.

He said the outcome of such irresponsible and non-productive policies will affect the schemers.

Ansari said the Saudi government is certainly going to pay dearly for following such policies.

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

According to the al-Arabiya News Agency, the Saudi Interior Ministry on Saturday said 47 people convicted of what the ministry called terrorism have been executed.

Prominent Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr was among those executed, the Interior Ministry said in the statement.

Also, the majority of those executed were of Saudi nationality from 12 regions in the kingdom, Saudi ministry added.

Saudi authorities didn’t immediately disclose the crimes for which Shahid (martyr) Nimr al-Nimr was convicted and sentenced in Riyadh’s Specialized Criminal Court.

Shahid al-Nimr’s family said they were shocked by what they described as the court’s “totally political sentence”.

Protesters in Shia region of Saudi Arabia have called for political overhauls, a constitutional monarchy and an end to discrimination against the country’s minority Shias.

More than 20 people have died in violent clashes between security forces and Shia protesters in the Qatif region since 2011.

The Saudi action could heighten tensions in Shahid al-Nimr’s hometown of Awwamiya, a town in the Qatif region where he was arrested in July 2012 after a car chase near his family’s farm.

Shahid al-Nimr gained prominence in Saudi Arabia’s Shia community for his vocal support to protests.