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A war of words has broken out between Iran and Saudi Arabia following the of a religious figure by Saudi on Saturday. The Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr was among 47 men the Saudi Arabian government put to on terrorism charges. Saudi leaders said Mr al-Nimr had led anti-government in the east of the in 2011-2012. He was previously convicted of and of bearing arms. Al-Nimr maintained he never carried or called for violence but had encouraged Shia Muslims to resist police using "the of the word" instead. Iran's leaders said al-Nimr was killed for being a Shia Muslim. Saudi Arabia is a Sunni Muslim country.

Protests against the execution took place in the Iranian Tehran on Sunday. Demonstrators stormed the Saudi Arabian and set parts of it on . Iran's foreign ministry said Saudi Arabia would pay a "heavy " for the execution, including the possible of its government. The Saudi government said Iran had no right to create and said the execution was an Saudi matter. The foreign ministry said the killing of Mr al-Nimr had to do with his being a Shia Muslim. It said: "There is no difference between what a person does of his ethnic origin or affiliation, or what he believes. We deal with facts and criminal ."

 
 

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