Shiite Sheikh Executed By Saudi Arabia Preached Against Violence, Son Says

January 12, 2016 11:22 PM

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When Saudi Arabia executed leading Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr early this month, it was the beginning of a downward spiral in relations between the kingdom and Iran.

A violent protest at the Saudi Embassy in Iran's capital Tehran led Saudi Arabia to cut ties with its longtime regional rival.

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