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President’s message on the occasion of the martyrdom of Sheikh Nimr Baqr al-Nimr;

Saudi action condemned, marking the policy of sectarianism, inciting terrorism, extremism/ Embassies protected by the Islamic Republic, should be safe/ Extremist moves perpetrators in Tehran, Mashhad be referred to judiciary

President Rouhani sent a message to condole Sheikh Nimr Baqr al-Nimr’s martyrdom and condemned the un-Islamic and inhumane action by the government of Saudi Arabia and also considered it as being in line with the policy of sectarianism and inciting terrorism and extremism.

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Dr Rouhani’s message is as follows:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

The news about execution of Mujahid scholar Sheikh Nimr Baqr al-Nimr filled the hearts of Islamic nations with sorrow and grief. Condemning this inhumane action which is in stark contrast with human rights and Islamic values, I condole the family of Martyr Sheikh Nimr, scholars, and all Muslims.

I have no doubt that the government of Saudi Arabia has tainted its image among the countries of the world, especially Islamic countries more than before. This kind of action is in line with the policy of sectarianism and inciting terrorism and extremism in the region and the world which has led to instability in the region and created wars and conflicts in recent years.

Although the Muslim people of Iran strongly condemn this un-Islamic action along with other Muslims around the world, they do not let this crime to be used by self-appointed groups and individuals in the country for their illegal actions and defamation of the holy system of the Islamic Republic (of Iran).

The move last night by some radicals in Tehran and Mashhad which resulted in inflicting some damage on the Saudi Arabian embassy and consulate –which should religiously and legally be safe under the shelter of the Islamic Republic of Iran- is by no means justifiable and, above all, is considered as an insult to the system and mars the image of the Islamic Republic of Iran. All officials are firmly determined to seriously confront with these kinds of wilful and criminal acts.

Therefore, I ask the Interior Minister to cooperate with the Judicial Branch and the Ministry of Intelligence to identify the perpetrators of this raid with full determination and refer them to the judiciary to bring them to justice, in order to put an end to these kinds of abomination and guarantee the full safety of countries’ diplomatic missions in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

May God resurrect the soul of Martyr Sheikh Nimr with the martyrs of Karbala and grant Islam and Muslims with dignity.

Hassan Rouhani

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran

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