Doha, 27 Rabi’ul Awwal 1437/7 January 2016 (MINA) – Qatar has become the latest country to back Saudi Arabia in its dispute with Iran, recalling its ambassador to Tehran on Wednesday in response to the attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions last weekend.
Jordan, Djibouti, and Turkey also expressed pro-Saudi positions on Wednesday after the embassy attacks in Iran that followed the execution of a renowned Shia leader in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia. Al Jazeera quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the execution of 47 men for terrorism charges in Saudi Arabia was “a domestic issue”. One of those put to death was Shia Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr – a move that stirred sectarian anger across the region
“Forty-six of those who were executed are Sunni and they are executed because they are affiliated with al-Qaeda. One of them was a Shia religious leader. This decision was previously taken and Saudi Arabia implemented it. This is their decision,” Erdogan said in a speech in the capital Ankara. (T/P001/R07)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)