BAGHDAD Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shi'ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr was intended to fuel Sunni-Shi'ite strife and "set the region on fire", a lawmaker from Iraq's ruling Shi'ite coalition told al-Sumaria TV on Saturday. "This measure taken by the ruling family (of Saudi Arabia) aims at re-igniting the region, provoking sectarian fighting between Sunnis and Shi'ites," Mohammed al-Sayhud said, according to the TV station's website.
(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli and Stephen Kalin; Editing by Catherine Evans)
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Published Date: Jan 02, 2016 04:00 pm | Updated Date: Jan 02, 2016 04:00 pm