The Guardian: “The Iranian government and religious leaders across the Middle East have condemned Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shia cleric and warned of repercussions that could bring down the country’s royal family.
In a serious escalation of religious and diplomatic tensions in the region, councils and clerics in Iran, Yemen and Lebanon said the killing of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr would prompt widespread anger.
Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman, Hossein Jaber Ansari, accused Riyadh of hypocrisy. “The Saudi government supports terrorists and takfiri [radical Sunni] extremists, while executing and suppressing critics inside the country.”
Opinion: Iran is about to enter the global oil market later this month despite numerous missile violations to the P5+1 (unsigned) nuclear deal.
With the crude oil price closing at $37.07 on Friday down from a high of $61.17 in May, there is plenty of incentive for Iran to pick a fight with Saudi Arabia to destabilize the nation that controls 40% of the world’s oil supply.
The execution of a Shia cleric is almost too perfect.
Ezekiel 38:13 prophecies that in the war of Gog and Magog, Saudi Arabia (Sheba and Dedan) is a powerless bystander.
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