Street to be named af­ter ex­e­cuted Saudi cleric

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Iran will re­name a street in its cap­i­tal af­ter Saudi Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, whose ex­e­cu­tion in Saudi Ara­bia in Jan­uary prompted protests across the coun­try. ISNA news agency said the city coun­cil has de­cided that Naz Street, a cen­tral thor­ough­fare where the Saudi em­bassy is sit­u­ated, would be named af­ter Mr Nimr, who was put to death along with 46 other “ter­ror” con­victs on a sin­gle day in Saudi Ara­bia. His ex­e­cu­tion trig­gered a diplo­matic cri­sis be­tween Iran and Saudi Ara­bia af­ter pro­test­ers ran­sacked Riyadh’s em­bassy in Tehran and stormed its con­sulate in sec­ond city Mash­had. – AFP

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