Saudi Arab faces `divine revenge` over cleric`s execution: Khamenei

Saudi Arabia will face "divine revenge" over its execution of a top Shiite cleric, Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Sunday hours after protesters attacked the kingdom`s embassy in Tehran.

AFP| Last Updated: Jan 03, 2016, 12:44 PM IST
Saudi Arab faces `divine revenge` over cleric`s execution: Khamenei

Tehran: Saudi Arabia will face "divine revenge" over its execution of a top Shiite cleric, Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Sunday hours after protesters attacked the kingdom`s embassy in Tehran.

"The unjustly spilt blood of this martyr will have quick consequences," Khamenei told clerics in the capital, referring to Nimr al-Nimr who was executed along with 46 other men on Saturday.

"This scholar neither encouraged people into armed action nor secretly conspired for plots but the only thing he did was utter public criticism rising from his religious zeal."