Saudi foreign minister heads to Pakistan as Iran tensions deepen

January 7, 2016 9:29 AM

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Saudi foreign minister heads to Pakistan as Iran tensions deepen

ISLAMABAD Saudi Arabia's foreign minister arrives in Pakistan on Thursday, where he will meet leaders of a government keen to defuse spiralling sectarian tension between the Sunni-majority kingdom and Shi'ite Iran.

Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric on Saturday has inflamed tension across the Middle East and infuriated Iran, Riyadh's main rival in the region.

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