Jan 5, 2016, 8:33 PM
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Iraqi al-Maliki says Saudi rulers will go

Tehran, Jan 5, IRNA – Iraqi political leader Nouri al-Maliki said that the execution of a Shia Cleric would topple Saudi Arabian rulers.

Iraqi former prime minister and head of the Islamic Dawa Party Nouri al-Maliki condemned Saudi Arabian execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, pledging that the act would bring down the Saudi rulers, according to Sputnik news agency.
In his condemnation, al-Maliki referred to the execution of Shia cleric Mohammed Baqir al-Sadr, founder of the Dawa Party. Al-Sadr was executed by Saddam Hussein's Sunni-dominated government in 1980, five months before the beginning of the notoriously destructive Iran-Iraq War.
'As we condemn this disgusting terrorist act and these detestable sectarian practices, we reaffirm that the crime of executing Sheikh al-Nimr will topple the Saudi regime, just as the crime of executing the martyr al-Sadr toppled the Saddam regime,' al-Maliki said.