Anti-Saudi protests in Iran as row smolders


TEHRAN: Anti-Saudi demonstrators took to the streets of Tehran on Friday (Saturday in Manila) to protest Riyadh’s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric and after Iran accused its rival of bombing its embassy in Yemen. Shiites also protested in the Saudi city of Qatif, near the hometown of the executed sheikh, Nimr al-Nimr, while in the Pakistani capital 1,500 people rallied against his execution. The festering diplomatic crisis between the Middle East’s leading Sunni and Shiite Muslim powers has raised sectarian tensions across the region and complicated efforts to resolve conflicts in Syria and Yemen.



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