Hezbollah's Nasrallah says Saudi execution of Shi'ite cleric 'can not be taken lightly'

by Reuters
Sunday, 3 January 2016 14:03 GMT

BEIRUT, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah condemned the execution in Saudi Arabia of a prominent Shi'ite cleric, saying the death of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr could "not be taken lightly".

"We are today faced by an appalling event, a huge event that Al Saud took lightly... but this is an event that cannot be taken lightly," Nasrallah said in a speech broadcast live on the Lebanese Shi'ite group's Al Manar television. (Reporting by John Davison and Laila Bassam)

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