Saudi action grave breach of human rights, Islamic values

TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) – Iranian President, in a message, has condemned the execution of Sheikh Baqir Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi Arabia as an inhuman and un-Islamic action.

The full text of President Hassan Rouhani’s message reads as follows:


In the name of God


The execution of the great Scholar Sheikh al-Nimr has brought about a wave of grief and anger among Muslim states. I condemn the inhuman action which stands in direct contravention of human rights and Islamic values and would like to express heartfelt condolences to the family of sheikh al-Nimr, Muslim scholars as well as all Muslims around the world.

No doubt, the Saudi government has more than ever tarnished its public image in the world, particularly in Islamic countries with the un-Islamic action. Such measures are carried out in line with sectarian policies as well as incitement to terrorism and extremism in the region and the world which have destabilized the region in recent years leading to war and conflict.

All Muslim people of Iran strongly slam the un-Islamic act and would not allow rogue individuals and groups inside the country to exploit the incident in order to carry out illegal action causing defamation of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

A group of extremists carried out certain movements in cities of Tehran and Mashhad on Saturday evening damaging Saudi Arabia’s embassy and consulates which, on the basis of legislations, must be protected by the Islamic Republic of Iran. These actions cannot be justified in any way and merely insult and damage the reputation of the country. All authorities are seriously determined to react to these criminal movements.

Therefore, I urge the Iranian interior minister to work in conjunction with the Iran’s Judiciary as well as the Ministry of Intelligence to identify and bring to justice the perpetuators of the attacks with complete certainty in order to put an end to similar incidents guaranteeing the security of political representatives of all states in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

May God bless the soul of Sheikh Baqir Nimr al-Nimr.


Hassan Rouhani

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran




News Code 113320


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